If someone really wants to have a valuable “discussion” about the school district’s new “safe zones” policy, they might want to start by asking why it is that Superintendent Matt Hill and the school board aren’t both requiring these outside agencies to make valid legal claims in the first place for any such confidential student information or access.
Instead, Hill’s quite righteous statement this week makes it clear that it’s up to his discretion as to whether or not any of these outside requests will be granted.
Why won’t the Burbank Unified School District require these interested parties to follow the law and get all such requests validated by a judge? Why is it his decision?
What kind of protective policy is that? It’s hollow as hell. Worse, Burbank has no business handing over confidential information or facility access to anyone who lacks valid legal permission or authority. In 99 percent of the case that means a court order.
Yet, they do it all the time. And have, historically. Parents, are you aware of this fact?