The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and applies to all schools who receive funding from the U.S. Department...

The Legal Center on Foster Care and Education provides a national voice for children in the foster care system. This database allows you to search by state, resources on topics such as foster care,...

The electronic Coder of Federal Regulations is an editorial compilation of the official CFR material and Federal Register amendments. This resource can help stakeholders access the most up-to-date...

This pamphlet highlights the changes made to FERPA in December 2011 regarding parent access to their child's education records. It includes a discussion on student safety regarding the...

This is a guide for information exchange between public education, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems. It provides a section specifically for information sharing considerations between...

The Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) is responsible for implementing FERPA. This Web page offers guidance for parents and students, provides model notifications and forms, and lists an online...

This letter outlines the decision for the Indian Creek Local School District (OH) in regards to a complaint filed by parents, alleging that the school district violated FERPA by disclosing certain...

This brochure outlines different information sharing situations in schools that are affected by FERPA. Some of these scenarios include health or safety emergencies, transfer of education records,...

This brochure outlines different information sharing situations in higher educational institutions that are affected by FERPA. Some of these scenarios include health or safety emergencies, transfer...

This guide for parents describes how FERPA affects their access to their child’s student records. It discusses what other parties may have access to a student’s records, “directory information”, and...

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