Each September, schools send students home with registration, health and safety forms asking for personal information. Though functional, these records may cause concern about privacy and access amongst parents and school administrators.
We have a number of resources about the collection, use and disclosure of students’ information. These include an FAQ series on topics such as school photographs, health card numbers and confidential reports, as well as how much access to student information is granted to separated spouses, children’s aid societies and police services.
For a detailed look at how access and privacy legislation interacts with the Education Act regarding student records, see A Guide to Ontario Legislation Covering the Release of Students’ Personal Information.