Dr. William Allan Kritsonis - FERPA PPT
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<ul><li> 1. FERPAWilliam Allan Kritsonis, PhD </li> <li> 2. Purpose of FERPA The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) Ensures that parents have access to their childrens educational records Protects the privacy rights of parents and children by limiting access to these records without parental consent.04/01/13 2 </li> <li> 3. What is FERPA A federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Also known as the Buckley Amendment FERPA deals with: Access to educational records Parental right to inspect and review records Amendment of records Destruction of records04/01/13 3 </li> <li> 4. The Buckley Amendment This act is enforced to guarantee the rights of citizens, but especially to protect students in whom the federal government has made a significant investment. Toward these ends, the FERPA act mandates that schools must "annually" and "effectively" notify current students of their federally affirmed rights. 04/01/13 4 </li> <li> 5. Who does FERPA apply toFERPA applies to all agencies andinstitutions that receive federal funds,including elementary and secondaryschools, colleges and universities. 04/01/13 5 </li> <li> 6. Educational Records There are two types of educational records defined under FERPA. Directory Information Can be disclosed without the written consent of the student Release can be restricted with formal request. Non-directory information Cannot be released to anyone without prior written consent of the student. Faculty and staff can access with legitimate academic need.04/01/13 6 </li> <li> 7. Whats Included Directory Information Non-Directory Information Name Social security numbers Address Student identification Phone number and email number address Transcripts Dates of attendance Gender Degree(s) awarded Race Enrollment status Major field of study 04/01/13 7 </li> <li> 8. Landmark Case Gonzaga University v. Doe (2002): Court noted that individuals cannot sue for damages for FERPA violations. The punishment for violations, noted the Court, should be the denial of federal funds to schools that demonstrate noncompliance with privacy laws.04/01/13 8 </li> <li> 9. Landmark Case Owasso Independent School District v. Falvo (2002): Decision upheld the constitutionality of peer grading. Actions did not violate FERPA because student records were not being maintained by the peer graders.04/01/13 9 </li> <li> 10. Landmark CaseMcGilvray v. Moses (1999): This case involves a teacher who gave personally identifiable information to someone not employed by the district. The Texas Commissioner of Education noted that the list contained personally identifiable information and violated the students FERPA rights04/01/13 10 </li> <li> 11. ReferencesFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (2007, April 24). Retrieved March 24, 2008, from http:// www.ed.gov/print/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.htmlPrivacy, Confidentiality, Education Records (2002, January 1). Retrieved March 24, 2008, from http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/ferpa.index.htmVan Dusen, William D., Jr. (2004). FERPA: Basic guidelines for faculty and staff a simple step-by-step approach for compliance. Retrieved March 24, 2008, from the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources Web site: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/FERPA-Overview.htmWalsh, J., Kemerer, F., & Maniotis, L. (2005). The Educators guide to Texas School Law (6th ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press. Retrieved March 30, 2008 </li> </ul>
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