The Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information

FOIPPA set out standards for public bodies, including school districts, for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.


Collection of Personal Information


In accordance with FOIPPA:

  • School districts have the legal authority to collect personal information that relates directly and is necessary for operating programs or activities in schools.
  • Personal information about a student should be collected directly from that student (or parent/guardian).

  • Collection notices must be provided when collecting information directly from an individual.
  • When a school or a school district collects personal information about students or families, parents/guardians should be informed of the purpose for which the information is being collected.
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