ERIC Number: ED204077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Questions about FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (The Buckley Amendment). BIA/IHS Edition.
Reeback, Robert T.
Designed for employees of elementary schools, with a section relevant to the Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs, this document answers questions concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The guide is written in question and answer form; questions are organized around related issues. Provisions not applicable to elementary schools have been omitted. "Purpose and Applicability" deals with the purpose of the Act, to whom it applies, and kinds of records involved. "School District Requirements" is concerned with the regulation of school district policy under the Act. The next section defines "directory information" and outlines the rules governing it. "Parents' Rights" details parents' rights to inspect their child's education records and tells under what circumstances they can add to or change those records. The next section defines disclosure, details the limits which apply to disclosure without parental consent, and describes the conditions or limits involved in transferring student records to another school. The guide also answers questions concerning enforcement of the Act. The final section compares FERPA provisions with those of Public Law 94-142, Education for All Handicapped Children Act (1975), and discusses the implementation of Public Law 94-142 and the protection of confidentiality. A memoranda concerning use of Indian Health Service records by the Bureau of Indian Affairs is appended. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Records, American Indian Education, American Indians, Compliance (Legal), Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Disabilities, Disclosure, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Federal Legislation, Parents, Privacy, School Districts, Student Records, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Indian Education Training, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974