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Title: FERPA, Public Records


1
FERPA, Public Records EthicsLeadership Academy
Week
  • August 3, 2011

2
Family Education Rights Privacy Act
  • Applies to all schools (including postsecondary)
    who receive any federal funding
  • Does not necessarily define what is public record
  • Defines what rights parents and eligible
    students have with regard to education records
  • Prohibits disclosure of personally identifiable
    information, with the exception of directory
    information

3
Family Education Rights Privacy Act
  • Defines who may inspect a students educational
    record
  • Parents
  • Students
  • Individuals/groups with legitimate educational
    interest
  • Law enforcement
  • At age 18, students become eligible students,
    unless dependent under IRS code

4
Family Education Rights Privacy Act
  • Directory information is defined by the
    school/LEA
  • Name, address, email address, telephone number,
    age/birthday, place of birth, school (most
    recent), club/athletic involvement, height,
    weight, photograph, grade level, honors/awards,
    field of study
  • Annual notification to parents
  • No implied consent in I-SS district requires
    parents to provide permission to release
    directory information

5
Family Education Rights Privacy Act
  • Several serious issues during the 2010-2011
    school year
  • Testing
  • Photography
  • Grade availability

6
Family Education Rights Privacy Act
  • Lets practice
  • Peer grading
  • Volunteer access
  • Parent rights
  • Records

7
Personnel Laws and Public Records
  • Personnel records are subject to different
    disclosure laws
  • Open to inspection
  • Name age date of original appointment/employment
    terms of contract current position title
    current salary date and amount of each increase
    or decrease in salary date and type of each
    promotion, demotion, transfer, suspension,
    separation, or other classification change date
    and general description of each
    promotion/demotion date and type of each
    dismissal, suspension, or demotion, including
    written notices from the board

8
Personnel Laws and Public Records
  • A teachers/administrators educational
    qualifications are not public record
  • Exception- Title I schools
  • Avoid trouble and ask for help
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