FERPA

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) Home 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 […]

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Where FERPA and HIPAA May Intersect

Resource: Clinical Procedure Guidelines, Chapter 3 “Where FERPA and HIPAA May Intersect” http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2663&q=334188   or direct at http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2663&q=334200#whereferpaandhipaamayintersect Where FERPA and HIPAA May Intersect When determining whether personally identifiable information from student health records maintained by the educational agency or institution may be disclosed, school officials at institutions subject to FERPA should refer to FERPA and […]

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FERPA and Video Surveillance

Balancing Student Privacy and School Safety:A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for Elementary and Secondary Schools Excerpts:   Security Videos Schools are increasingly using security cameras as a tool to monitor and improve student safety. Images of students captured on security videotapes that are maintained by the school’s law enforcement unit […]

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Video Surveillance Cameras in Schools

Video Surveillance Cameras in Schools   Reprinted with Permission from the January 2009 issue of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Journal (www.cabe.org) Security remains a huge issue for schools.  Protecting the health and safety of students and staff should be a focus for board members and reflected in district policy.  New technological […]

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Changes to student privacy regs could shield ‘directory information’

Changes to student privacy regs could shield ‘directory information’ Proposed changes to FERPA are first under Obama April 7, 2011   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Education proposed new student privacy regulations Thursday, which may have implications for journalists trying to obtain information from schools and colleges.   The department also announced the hiring […]

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