New privacy policy raises concern at schools

Patterson High School’s volleyball team, in white, scrimmages with South Terrebonne recently. New rules governing the release of information about public school students and the St. Mary Parish School Board’s policy now require a signed parental consent form before photos or information about students can be disclosed publicly. This may prevent some athletes from seeing their pictures in the newspaper, and it may make scholarships and financial aid tougher to obtain in other cases.
The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute

Federal and state authorities have moved to protect potentially sensitive information about public school students.


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