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Reentry MythBuster About Student Records: FERPA Allows Educational Institutions and Agencies to Disclose Student’s Education Records

A Reentry Myth Buster, authored by the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, is a fact sheet intending to clearly explain federal policies that affect justice-involved individuals and their families. This document dispels the myth that student education information can never be shared with juvenile justice agencies. In fact, “FERPA allows educational institutions and agencies to disclose student’s education records, without parental consent, as long as certain conditions are met.” The guide explains the intricacies of the policy and provides additional resources.