Student Enrollment Requirements School Year 2015-2016
Remember that no social security number may be requested
and that birth certificates are needed for proof of age.
See special provisions for military and homeless children,
including legal obligation to enroll homeless children who
have no proof of physical exam or immunizations. They must be enrolled and immediately referred to the Health Department.
Also "A school division may not bar a student from enrolling in its schools because he or she lacks a birth certificate or has records that indicate a foreign place of birth, such as a foreign birth certificate."
Superintendent's Letter, July 10
The new 2015 SOL's will not become effective until the fall of 2017. Teachers must begin to prepare now.
Remember that the Curriculum Frameworks are still being revised and public comment is not yet available.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act - FERPA
Only the Student Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 3157) restricts FERPA itself
from revealing personal data to commercial interests. Even so, parental approval is not required.
"Specifically, it imposes additional requirements for sharing student data with third party vendors performing school services and entities that perform college testing and financial aid analyses, including requiring education agencies/institutions to ensure such vendors have appropriate information security practices, requiring them to enter into written agreements with the vendors and mandating that such agreements are made available to parents."
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