[R-0010] S1. Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Principles

Citation: U. S. Department of Education. (2017). Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Webpage. Retrieved from: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html [or enter “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)in your search window].

Abstract: 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 gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

Integration: The information at this website fits well with course content presented in School-Age Program Administration.

Content Focus: Administrators, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); Parent Rights; Privacy; School Education Records

Notes: An example of an activity that can be used with this website is as follows. Have scholars create the three-column chart illustrated below.


Then, under each topic, they will document the information to answer the following questions: Whose records are protected? What records are protected? When does protection apply? What is personally identifiable information? What are the procedures for amending education records? Students may find answers and further information by visiting IDC IDEA Center and checking the Resources/Resource Library link.