The Family Policy Compliance Office is excited to announce the launch  of the new Student Privacy Website! This new website replaces both the Privacy Technical Assistance Center’s and the Family Policy Compliance Office’s sites.  The Student Privacy Website can be found at:  https://studentprivacy.ed.gov. Be sure to update your bookmarks accordingly!

Can schools disclose education records to community-based organizations performing outsourced tutoring programs using the school official exception?

Yes.  If a school chooses to outsource to a community-based organization a tutoring program that it would otherwise use school employees to provide, then the school may disclose the education records without the consent of the parents or eligible students under the school official exception.  However, the community-based organization must meet all the requirements in § 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B) to be considered a school official before the school may disclose the education records to the organization.