- Confidentiality, privacy, and student records
- Student data privacy
- Confidential services available to youth in Wisconsin
Department of Health Resources
- Rights of children and adolescents in outpatient and mental health treatment
- Rights of minors receiving services for developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance use
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA During COVID -19
This webinar recording provided by the United States Department of Education provides useful information for districts on FERPA during times of virtual learning. (Slides)
Department of Education Resources
- FERPA and coronavirus FAQ’s
- FERPA & Virtual Learning Resource List
- Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices
- FAQs on Photos and Videos under FERPA
- Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011.