The American Civil Liberties Union of Middle Tennessee (ACLU-TN) should soon receive the information it has requested to monitor Metro Nashville Public Schools’ standard school attire policy, according to an attorney with the Metro legal department.
The information request was received by Metro Nashville Public Schools Oct. 15, and ACLU-TN requested a response within 30 days. Metro legal responded on Thursday of last week. Mary Johnston, the Metro legal department attorney heading up the legal side of the response, said the information should be ready for ACLU-TN by next week.
“We are now awaiting the [information], so all is fine,” said ACLU-TN Executive Director Hedy Weinberg in an e-mail interview.
Metro Schools spokesperson Woody McMillin said fulfilling school-related public information requests can be time-consuming, given legal restrictions including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that add time to public information requests.
So now even dress code compliance records are considered PHI! Whatta rule!