SchoolHouse Connection: Student Privacy, FERPA, and Homelessness
Supporting students in temporary housing often involves collaboration between school staff, service providers, and other professionals. This collaboration must be sensitive to student privacy rights and must not create barriers to student identification, enrollment, or retention in school. This issue brief and two-pager from SchoolHouse Connection outline what educational information pertaining to students experiencing homelessness can be shared, with whom, and under what circumstances, as per FERPA and the McKinney-Vento Act. The full-length brief also provides best practices and tips collected from school districts across the country.
You can view these resources on SchoolHouse Connection’s website by clicking here or by downloading the documents below.