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Coming out of the dark: this is how the personal file will be transferred between schools from now on Israel today


A new procedure of the Ministry of Education regulates the procedure of transferring the personal file between the various educational institutions • From now on parents will be asked to sign a confidentiality waiver form • The student is violent and the parents do not agree? A special committee will decide

The Ministry of Education is currently publishing a new procedure that regulates the transfer of personal information about students between educational institutions.

Parents will be asked to sign a confidentiality waiver form before transitioning from kindergarten to elementary school, from elementary school to middle school, and from middle school to high school.

However, if the parents refuse to sign the form and it is found that the student is a danger to himself or his environment - a special committee can determine that the new school will receive his personal file even without their personal consent.

The personal file is one of the subjects that occupy the students a lot.

It records all the student's disciplinary problems, punishments, achievements, social and family status, and more.

The file also includes information about didactic or psychological diagnoses and medical treatments the student needed.

Over the years, students have wondered if such a file really exists and where it goes.

Now the Ministry of Education is sorting out the issue.

teacher in class

The file will only be forwarded to the authorized parties, photo: GettyImages

The step: at discretion

We will explain that the procedure states that no information about a student can be transferred except with the consent of his parents and the signing of a confidentiality waiver form.

However, in cases where it is a student with violent problems who arrives at a new school, his parents have no interest in revealing his past.

For this reason, the CEO's circular states that in exceptional cases, an interprofessional committee can approve the transfer of information between educational institutions without the consent of the parents. These are cases where the new school notices that the student is endangering himself or his environment.

The Ministry of Education stated that the step will be taken with discretion, and that the new procedure was formulated while maintaining and adhering to the required balance between maintaining the privacy and dignity of the students and the need to ensure their safety and personal safety and the safety of their environment.

"Better acceptance of the children".


The procedure also states that the information in the personal file will be transferred only to the authorized parties, who are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of the information that reaches them by virtue of their position - the director of an educational institution or a psychologist or an educational consultant - and not necessarily to the educator and all professional teachers.

This is to ensure the privacy of the student and the privacy of the student's family and the confidentiality of the information transmitted.

According to the law, the IDF can demand the transfer of the student's personal file, but this is not done in all cases.

According to the Minister of Education Yifat Shasha Biton, "The transfer of information between the various bodies will allow the various frameworks to better absorb the children, and will help provide better and more accurate answers to the children and correct treatment in different cases as needed. The Ministry of Education will make sure that the information received is a working tool, also in the educational aspects and the social ones, and this without infringing the child's right to a 'new page' when he moves to a new institution."

Director General of the Ministry of Education Dalit Stauber added that this is important news for the education system.

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Source: israelhayom

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