Sending Education Records to Proposed Out-of-District Placements Without Parent Consent

The State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is providing guidance on a school district’s ability to disclose personally identifiable information from education records in connection with an education placement made under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.  The guidance is based upon clarification from the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO), which indicates that a student’s education records can be provided to proposed out-of-district placements without parent consent so long as the district’s annual notification of rights includes that the district discloses education records for enrollment purposes or the district makes a reasonable attempt to notify the parent in advance of such disclosure.

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Sending Educational Records to Proposed Out-of-District Placements without Parent Consent