We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [ferpa]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
2answers
48 views

Monitoring software and FERPA

I’m in high school. In my school, students are given Chromebooks with the software called GoGuardian automatically installed, as well as Securly. For some background, GoGuardian saves information and ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Disclosing records no longer maintained, FERPA

Are professors able to discuss a student’s academic misconduct with others after the disciplinary file is no longer maintained after a set amount of years after the student has graduated? Even if the ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

FERPA clarification: record disclosure vs personal knowledge

I am confused about what is and is not covered by ferpa regarding ‘personal knowledge/observations’. For example, could Professor A tell (orally or via email) Professor B at a different school (...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

School Security Video and FERPA/IDEA

A student is currently being evaluated by a school district for special education eligibility and services under IDEA, in part due to concerns of an executive functioning deficit. During a meeting to ...
1
vote
1answer
134 views

Does FERPA cover verbal disclosures as well as written?

When I read FERPA, I don't see any clarification as to whether they are talking about written sharing of educational records, or whether they are also talking about verbal disclosures. For example, ...
3
votes
1answer
141 views

Is a touch screen signature considered an electronic signature?

I am dealing with an entity that is insisting that I need to print out a document, sign it, and then scan the signed document to get it as a PDF. Initially, I had pulled the document up on my tablet, ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

FERPA clarifications

I'm a high school student attending a public school. I was wondering for clarification on FERPA exceptions. My school stated that they had a "memorandum of understanding" with the school resource ...
4
votes
1answer
108 views

Is a professor allowed to access my grade from a previous class not taught by them?

This question is prompted by a similar question on academia.StackExchange: Is a professor allowed to ask me what grade I got in a previous class? This is in the U.S. Obviously, FERPA was brought up. ...
0
votes
2answers
118 views

Can I ask for Hospital Discharge report?

One of my student could not come to Physics lab and now he is asking me that he was sick and he went to ER after coming to USA. He says that he does not have doctor's note for the visit. In reality, ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Under FERPA, is a professor forbidden from publishing a gradebook that includes school-issued student IDs?

I have a college professor who publishes a gradebook where I can find my grade simply by looking up my student ID #, which I do not believe I can change. Until recently, I was able to look at the ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Need generic form to allow my friend to talk with my son's school

I told the principal I wanted my friend to be able to communicate with the school regarding my son. She gave me a form to sign. I filled it out and signed it. (Unfortunately I don't have a copy.) The ...
4
votes
2answers
286 views

Using student directory photos

Would it be legal for me to download all of the student images that appear in my university's directory and post them on a website? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects ...