Uninterrupted Scholars Act: Guidance to School Districts

Commissioners Stephan Pryor of the Connecticut State Department of Education and Joette Katz of the Department of Children and Families issued a letter to superintendents of schools on April 10, 2014, providing guidance to school districts on the Uninterrupted Scholars Act (Public Law 112-278).  The Uninterrupted Scholars Act, signed into law and effective on January 14, 2013, revises the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to make it easier for child welfare agencies throughout the United States to access the education records of children who are their charges in order to meet the educational needs of the students.

Click on the following link to access the Commissioners’ letter to school districts:

Uninterrupted Scholars Act guidance letter 4.10.2014

Click on the following link to access the press release and related documents from the U.S. Department of Education:

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-guidance-improve-educational-outcomes-children.