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William Allan Kritsonis, PhD

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  • 1. FERPA William Allan Kritsonis, PhD
  • 2. Purpose of FERPA
    • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
      • Ensures that parents have access to their
      • children’s educational records
      • Protects the privacy rights of
      • parents and children by limiting
      • access to these records without
      • parental consent.
  • 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 records
  • 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.
  • 5. Who does FERPA apply to
    • FERPA applies to all agencies and
    • institutions that receive federal funds,
    • including elementary and secondary
    • schools, colleges and universities.
  • 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.
  • 7. What’s Included
    • Directory Information
      • Name
      • Address
      • Phone number and email address
      • Dates of attendance
      • Degree(s) awarded
      • Enrollment status
      • Major field of study
    • Non-Directory Information
      • Social security numbers
      • Student identification number
      • Transcripts
      • Gender
      • Race
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 10. Landmark Case
    • McGilvray 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 rights
  • 11. References
    • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (2007, April 24). Retrieved March 24, 2008, from http://
    • Privacy, Confidentiality, Education Records (2002, January 1). Retrieved March 24, 2008, from http://
    • Van 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:
    • Walsh, J., Kemerer, F., & Maniotis, L. (2005). The Educator's guide to Texas School Law (6th ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press. Retrieved March 30, 2008