Immigrant Students and FERPA

A special message from DPSCD

It is the right of every child, regardless of immigration status, to access a free public K-12 education.  Detroit Public Schools Community District welcomes all student who are residents of the City of Detroit to attend its schools regardless of the student’s or the students’ parent’s immigration status.

FERPA prohibits school districts from providing third parties with information contained in student’s records without parental consent, a subpoena, court order or other legal authority.  This includes inquiries from the U.S, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

(For further information regarding FERPA please visit our parent resource page.)

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