These documents govern the ways in which teachers, donors, and the general public are expected to use our platform and the content found on our site. All teachers and donors agree to these terms before creating or giving to a project.
FERPA & IDEA Compliance
We know how important it is for districts to stay in compliance with federal laws like FERPA and IDEA. While DonorsChoose is not directly governed by these provisions, we take precautionary steps to help schools and districts remain compliant.
We require teachers teachers follow all laws or institutional and school district policies while using our platform, including FERPA and IDEA. Our policies support these practices; for example, teachers are given guidelines on how to ensure no identifying student information is displayed while creating projects or submitting student thank-you letters, and teachers are required to receive and maintain written permission from parents before submitting any photographs of students to our platform. Read the other ways we protect student privacy.
Materials Ownership Policy