UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION
March 23, 2010
D.L., A MINOR BY AND THROUGH HIS PARENTS, K.L. AND I.L, PLAINTIFF,
SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Saundra B. Armstrong
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD UNDER SEAL [Docket No. 22]
Presently before the Court is plaintiff's Administrative Motion to File Administrative Record Under Seal ("Application"). Plaintiff requests the administrative record from a matter that took place before the Office of Administrative Hearings be filed under seal because it is replete with the name of plaintiff, a minor, and contains references to confidential special education matters and educational records of plaintiff. Education records are confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 20 U.S.C. § 1232g.
Local Rule 79-5(a) specifies that a sealing order may issue only upon a request that establishes that the document, or portions thereof, is privileged or protectable. The request must be narrowly tailored to seek sealing only of sealable material, and must conform with Civil L.R. 79-5(b) or (c). Here, Plaintiff's Application is narrowly tailored and complies with L.R. 79-5(b).
Accordingly, Plaintiff's Application is APPROVED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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