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FERPA

FERPA

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, Email and Student Privacy

Email is an easy way to communicate with students and parents. Prior to sending an email, it’s important to evaluate the risk associated with sending student information and recognizing if it is personally identifiable information (PII). This video walks you through best practices on how to email student information.

FERPA Complaint Process (Provided by the U.S. Department of Education)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, provides certain rights for parents and eligible students around student education records, including the right to file a complaint if those rights are violated. This video provides information on FERPA’s complaint process, including information on who may file a complaint as well as common reasons complaints are filed. If you think your FERPA rights have been violated, and you want to file a complaint, please watch the second video in this series, What Happens When I File A Complaint?

FERPA What happens when I file a complaint? (Provided by the U.S. Departmdent of Education)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, provides certain rights for parents and eligible students around student education records, including the right to file a complaint if those rights are violated. This video provides information about what happens as the U.S. Department of Education considers your complaint. For general information on FERPA’s complaint process, please watch the first video in this series, FERPA’s Complaint Process Explained.