Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children's education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child's education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To protect your child's privacy, the law generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing your child's personally identifiable information to individuals other than you.
Parents' Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Rights Regarding Children’s Education Records
TITLE 34—Education, Subtitle A—OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, PART 99—FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY
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