How Should Schools Handle Documents From Correctional Facilities That Includes Sensitive Information About a Student?

Award Year: 2023-24 KA-36647 Helpfulness Rating 17 page views

This guidance is specific to the 2023-24 award year and later.

According to PEP-Q15/A15 on the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) Prison Education Programs Questions and Answers website:

"In cases where schools are provided documentation from correctional facilities that include additional sensitive information not relevant to establish federal student aid eligibility, the school should work with its counsel to establish internal policies regarding redaction. The school should take into consideration applicable State laws, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other privacy laws in determining whether to redact the information on the record."

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