Friday, March 1, 2013

Get Your FERPA Knowledge On!






Over the past six years, I have become a friend to FERPA. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. This amendment, most often referred to as the "Buckley Amendment," became law on November 19, 1974. Simply stated, the law provides parents and students 18+ access and privacy to their school records and the right to inspect the same institutional records.

If your school division does not have a FERPA waiver you may want to create one so that parents can pass rights on to someone else in their absence. Also be sure to check your school board policy.

Below are a several free links that you may find helpful. The US Dept of Ed link has free webinars and be sure to click on the hot topics link as well.

US Dept of Education

HIPAA and FERPA

Code of Federal Regulations

US Code

Resource for Schools

Brochures for Parents

Rights of the Non-Custodial Parent

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