Big Idea - Protecting Student Information

Photo of middle schools students arm in arm Another piece of government legislation that impacts the classroom and one of which you should be aware is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Federal law protects the privacy of student education records and grants parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

On the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) website, guidelines for the protection of student's education information are clearly outlined. This site provides information on what you can and cannot share with parents and the community.

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