What happens to the OSR when a student changes schools?

Under the OSR Guideline, if a student changes schools, all parts of the OSR, except the office index card, will be transferred to another Ontario-based school.55

When a student transfers to a school outside of Ontario, a copy of the OSR may be sent to that school on request by its principal, and with the necessary consent of the parent, guardian or student. The original OSR must be retained by the Ontario school.


55 OSR Guideline, 2000, Section 6. This transfer would be permissible under MFIPPA (s. 32(c)), which permits the disclosure of personal information for the purpose for which it was compiled, or for a consistent purpose.

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