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Federal and State Laws
- IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions and Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs - U.S. Department of Education
- Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) And the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education
- Guidance from Colorado's Attorney General regarding FERPA allowing for the sharing of Student PII during health and safety emergencies
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.
The U.S. Department of Education has multiple resources available regarding FERPA. The resources include:
- Family Policy Compliance Office
- US Department of Education General FERPA information page
- US Department of Education Guide for students, parents and educational professionals
- 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)
If you have questions, contact the Data Privacy Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.