Confidentiality Policy - Counseling Department
We believe that the confidentiality of communications between students and counselors is a critical part of the counseling relationship.
The law requires written consent of the parent (or of the eligible student) before confidential student information is disclosed.
Disclosure without written consent is not required:
1. To a “school official” of the district, if that person has a legitimate education interest in the information. 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(1).
2. If a student transfers from one school district to another, records may be sent to the receiving district unless board policy requires otherwise. 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(2).
3. When disclosure of educational records is made to state and local educational authorities, when such disclosure is made in an audit, evaluation or compliance review of educational programs. 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(3).
4. Pursuant to a court order or subpoena 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(4).
5. In health and safety emergencies 34 C.F.R. 99.31 (a)(5).