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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and all students certain rights with respect to education records. These rights extend to students in all grade levels, beginning in preschool and extending through their years in postsecondary institutions.

As more and more information management systems become electronic and accessible online, it is important to remain mindful about protecting student privacy and with whom and how student information should be shared.

The Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) is the office within the U.S. Department of Education that is responsible for enforcing/administering the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. FPCO has the responsibility for FERPA at all levels of education, K-12 and post-secondary.

Superintendents Notice (PDF)

SEA Notice (PDF)

FERPA Model Notification of Rights (Word)

FERPA Directory Info Notice (Word)

NCES Privacy Technical Assistance Center

Final FERPA Regulations (Dec. 9th, 2008) (PDF)

US Dept of Education (FPCO) FERPA Information

USDE Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) Home - Information for students, parents, and educational professionals

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) FERPA Resources & Links

Balancing Student Privacy and School Safety:  A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for Elementary and Secondary Schools (PDF)

Parents' Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act:  Rights Regarding Children's Education Records (PDF)

Model Notification of Rights for Elementary and Secondary Schools

SLDS Technical Briefs for FERPA

Uniterrupted Scholars Act

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

General Counsel
Scott Gordon
785-296-3204

ogc@ksde.org

Attorney
Scott Gordon
785-296-3204
sgordon@ksde.org

Questions about this page contact:
Cheryl Austin
Legal Assistant
785-296-3204
ogc@ksde.org
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