Tag: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to Local Health Officials

Monday, October 6, 2014

Over the last several weeks, various media outlets have included coverage of the rise in reported cases of the Enterovirus D68, as well as the Ebola outbreak. During that time, the US Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) has received inquiries regarding the applicability of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records to local health officials. Read More

U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Amendments to FERPA

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA) has amended the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These amendments to FERPA also affect the confidentiality provisions in 20 U.S.C. § 1417(c), which apply to Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Read More

Joint Letter Between HHS and the Dept. of Education Regarding Uninterrupted Scholars Act to Chief State School Officers

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office recently notified interested parties of the recent amendment to FERPA to add a new exception to the general consent rule to permit schools to disclose education records of students in foster care, absent parent consent, to certain agencies for specified purposes. Read More