- Elementary and Secondary Education Act
- Every Student Succeeds Act (statute)
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), s. 20 USC 1232g(b)(1)(L)
- Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (FCA)
- Title IV-E Section 475 of the Social Security Act
- Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA)
State Statutes and Administrative Rules
Wisconsin State Statutes
- Ch. 48, The Children’s Code
- Ch. 115, State Superintendent; General Classifications and Definitions; Children with Disabilities
- Ch. 118, General School Operations
- Ch. 121, School Finance
- Ch. 938, The Juvenile Justice Code
Wisconsin Administrative Rules
The confidentiality of information regarding children and their families is critical to maintaining our professional relationship with families and assuring the privacy of families served by both child welfare agencies and schools. All employees of these agencies should guarantee that this personal information is protected.
At the same time, it is critical that professional staff of both agencies share appropriate information in order to assure that our efforts are complementary and as effective as possible. Over the last several years, federal and state laws have been changed to recognize the need for professionals to share information on an as-needed basis. It is important that staff of child welfare agencies and local education agencies be aware of what information they may and may not share between the agencies. The following links to state policies and federal and state laws should assist in that awareness.
- Educational Services as Part of Court Report, s. 48.33(1)(e), Wis. Stats.
- Education Program as Court Disposition, s. 48.345(12), Wis. Stats.
- Court Order Distribution, s. 48.355(2)(c), Wis. Stats.
- Permanency Plan, Education-Related Content, s. 48.38(4)(dg) and (dm), Wis. Stats.
- Law Enforcement Records, s. 48.396(1), Wis. Stats.
- Notification of School When Foster Home Licensed, s. 48.62(3), Wis. Stats.
- Notification When Child Placed in Out-of-Home Care, s. 48.64(1r), Wis. Stats.
- Confidentiality of Records, s. 48.78(2)(a) and (b), Wis. Stats.
- Pupil Records, s. 118.125(1)(bs) and (d) and (2)(cm) and (q), Wis. Stats.
- Indigent Children, s. 118.17, Wis. Stats.
- Pupils Without Parents or Guardians, s. 118.175, Wis. Stats.