NYC High Schools District 29 Accused of Losing Studentsí Transcripts

Top Quote NYC Department of Education High School District 29, a public school district in Queens, is facing a backlash from several former students who claim that the district lost their high school transcripts and prevented them from enrolling in college and getting new jobs. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 23, 2023 - NYC Department of Education High School District 29, a public school district in Queens, is facing a backlash from several former students who claim that the district lost their high school transcripts and prevented them from enrolling in college and getting new jobs. The students allege that the district violated their rights under the Federal Education Records Privacy Act (FERPA) and caused them emotional distress and financial harm.

    According to the complaint, the plaintiffs attended various high schools in District 29 between 2006 and 2013 and graduated with high scores. They requested their transcripts from the district in order to apply for college, but the district failed to provide them. The districtís superintendent told them that he could not find any records of their attendance or graduation. He said he would continue to make inquiries, but never followed up

    However, there have been reports that the district has failed to respond adequately to this issue.
    Impact on students losing student transcripts can have severe consequences for students.

    Transcripts are essential documents that provide a comprehensive overview of a studentís academic achievements, including grades, courses taken, and extracurricular activities. Without these records, students may face challenges in pursuing higher education or securing employment opportunities.

    Another issue reported in District 29 is related to safety concerns.
    It is important to note that the New York City Department of Education (DOE) has taken steps to address these issues.

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