A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Educationally Disadvantaged Students Attending Private Schools Served Through Bypass Contracts.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Educationally Disadvantaged Students Attending Private Schools Served Through Bypass Contracts.
System location:Nonpublic Educational Services, Inc.
Contractor serving the State of Virginia:
14416 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 11
Woodbridge, VA 22191.
Contractor serving the State of Missouri:Blue Hills Homes Corporation
1020 East 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64110.
Categories of individuals covered by the system:
This system contains records on selected elementary and secondary school students whom:
- Attend private schools;
- Reside in target areas of bypassed local educational agencies; and
- Participate in the program for students who are failing or most at risk of failing under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended.
Categories of records in the system:
This system contains student documents such as test scores, report cards, individual instructional records and reports from teachers to other teachers and parents.
Authority for maintenance of the system:
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 1120(d), 20 U.S.C. 6321.
The information contained in this system is used for a variety of purposes. The standardized test scores obtained at the beginning of a year are used to determine the eligibility of students for participation in the Title I program. The report cards and reports of Title I teachers to regular classroom teachers and to parents are used to report the progress students are making during the school year. The scores on the achievement tests given at the end of a school year are used to measure the progress students have made during the year and the degree to which the objectives of the Title I progress have been met. The purpose of the individual instructional record is to provide a plan for meeting the students' instructional needs.
Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses:
The Department of Education (Department) may disclose information contained in a record on this system of records under the routine uses listed in this system of records without the consent of the individual if the disclosure is compatible with the purposes for which the record was collected. These disclosures may be made on a case-by-case basis or, if the Department has complied with the computer matching requirements of the Act, under a computer matching agreement.
- Educational Disclosures. Title I teachers make information contained in this system of records available to regular classroom teachers and to the parents of those students to explain the eligibility of students and their progress in the Title I program. Supervisors of the Title I teachers also use the information contained in this system of records as a part of the monitoring process to measure progress being made toward achieving program objectives.
- Enforcement Disclosure. In the event that information in this system of records indicates, either on its face or in connection with other information, a violation or potential violation of any applicable statute, regulation, or order of a competent authority, the Department may disclose the relevant records to the appropriate agency, whether foreign, Federal, State, Tribal, or local, charged with the responsibility of investigating or prosecuting that violation or charged with enforcing or implementing the statute, executive order, rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto.
- Congressional Member Disclosure. The Department may disclose records to a member of Congress from the record of an individual in response to an inquiry from the member made at the written request of that individual. The Member's right to the information is no greater than the right of the individual who requested it.
- Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Disclosures.
- Introduction. In the event that one of the parties listed below is involved in litigation or ADR, or has an interest in litigation ADR, the Department may disclose certain records to the parties described in paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of this routine use under the conditions specified in those paragraphs:
- The Department of Education, or any component of the Department; or
- Any Department employee in his or her official capacity; or
- Any Department employee in his or her individual capacity if the Department of Justice (DOJ) has agreed to provide or arrange for representation for the employee;
- Any Department employee in his or her individual capacity where the agency has agreed to represent the employee; or
- The United States where the Department determines that the litigation is likely to affect the Department or any of its components.
- Disclosure to the DOJ. If the Department determines that disclosure of certain records to the DOJ is relevant and necessary to litigation or ADR, the Department may disclose those records as a routine use to the DOJ.
- Administrative Disclosures. If the Department determines that disclosure of certain records to an adjudicative body before which the Department is authorized to appear, an individual or entity designated by the Department or otherwise empowered to resolve or mediate disputes is relevant and necessary to the administrative litigation, the Department may disclose those records as a routine use to the adjudicative body, individual, or entity.
- Parties, counsels, representatives and witnesses. If the Department determines that disclosure of certain records to a party, counsel, representative or witness in an administrative proceeding is relevant and necessary to the litigation, the Department may disclose those records as a routine use to the party, counsel, representative or witness.
- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advice Disclosure. The Department may disclose records to the Department of Justice and the Office of Management and Budget if the Department concludes that disclosure is desirable or necessary in determining whether particular records are required to be disclosed under the FOIA.
- Employment, Benefit, and Contracting Disclosure.
- For Decisions by the Department. The Department may disclose a record to a Federal, State, or local agency maintaining civil, criminal, or other relevant enforcement or other pertinent records, or to another public authority or professional organization, if necessary to obtain information relevant to a Department decision concerning the hiring or retention of an employee or other personnel action, the issuance of a security clearance, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant, or other benefit.
- For Decisions by Other Public Agencies and Professional Organizations. The Department may disclose a record to a Federal, State, local, or foreign agency or other public authority or professional organization, in connection with the hiring or retention of an employee or other personnel action, the issuance of a security clearance, the reporting of an investigation of an employee, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant, or other benefit, to the extent that the record is relevant and necessary to the receiving entity's decision on the matter.
- Disclosure for Use by Other Law Enforcement Agencies. The Department may disclose information to any Federal, State, local, or foreign agency or other public authority responsible for enforcing, investigating, or prosecuting violations of administrative, civil, or criminal law or regulation if that information is relevant to any enforcement, regulatory, investigative, or prosecutive responsibility within the receiving entity's jurisdiction.
- Employee Grievance, Complaint or Conduct Disclosure. The Department may disclose a record in this system of records to another agency of the Federal Government if the record is relevant to one of the following proceedings regarding a present or former employee of the Department: complaint, grievance, discipline or competence determination proceedings. The disclosure may only be made during the course of the proceeding.
- Contract Disclosure. If the Department contracts with an entity for the purposes of performing any function that requires disclosure of records in this system to employees of the contractor, the Department may disclose the records to those employees. Before entering into such a contract, the Department shall require the contractor to maintain Privacy Act safeguards as required under 5 U.S.C. 552a(m) with respect to the records in the system.
- Research Disclosure. The Department may disclose records to a researcher if an appropriate official of the Department determines that the individual or organization to which the disclosure would be made is qualified to carry out specific research related to functions or purposes of this system of records. The official may disclose records from this system of records to that researcher solely for the purpose of carrying out that research related to the functions or purposes of this system of records. The researcher shall be required to maintain Privacy Act safeguards with respect to the disclosed records.
Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
Not applicable to this system of records.
Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records in the system:
Each student's records are kept in a separate file folder. All folders are filed in a locked filing cabinet in the Title I classroom. After a student no longer participates in the program, his or her records are transferred to the contractor's office or storage facility where they are stored in locked filing cabinets.
The records are indexed by student names, school attended and year of attendance at that school.
The records are secured in a locked filing cabinet. The key is kept by the Title I teacher. After a student no longer participates in the program, the records are transferred to the contractor's office or storage facility where they are stored in a locked filing cabinet. Direct access is restricted to the Title I teacher and aide during the day-to-day program operation. The instructional supervisor, representatives of the contractor, and Department of Education staff have access during monitoring visits.
Retention and disposal:
Records are maintained in the contractor's office or storage facility for at least three years after final payment on the contract. Disposal of records are in accordance with the Department of Education Records Disposition Schedules (ED/RDS).
System manager(s) and address:Director, Compensatory Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3W230
Washington, DC 20202.
If a student or his or her parent or guardian wishes to determine whether a record exists regarding them in this system of records, he or she must notify the appropriate contractor for the State served by the bypass contract. The name and address of the appropriate contractor is listed under the system location of this notice. For identification, the authorized individual seeking information should provide the name, home address, and school of the student for whom information is being requested. The request must meet the requirements in the regulations at 34 CFR 5b.5.
Record access procedures:
In order to gain access to a record in this system, you should contact the contractor listed in the system location or the system manager. You should provide the contractor with the information listed in the Notification Procedure of this notice and reasonably specify the record contents being sought. The request must meet the requirements of the regulations at 34 CFR 5b.5, including proof of identity.
Contesting record procedures:
If you wish to contest the content of the record of a participating Title I student, you should contact the contractor for the State served by the bypass contract. You should identify yourself and state, in writing, which portion of the record you desire to be changed and provide a justification and authorization for the change. The contractor will forward the request to the system manager. The request must meet the requirements of the regulations at 34 CFR 5b.7.
Record source categories:
The information in this system comes from test scores on achievement tests for program eligibility administered at private schools and class performance information from the regular class teachers.
Systems exempted from certain provisions of the act: