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ERIC Number: ED434276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Professional Counselor's Guide to Federal Law on Student Records.
American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, Alexandria, VA.
This publication, intended for use by counselors, provides an overview of federal law related to student records. The following topics are covered: protecting the confidentiality of student records, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The discussion of the FERPA explains which institutions must comply, how the FERPA is enforced (including its penalties), which documents are and are not considered student records, who has rights to student records, when student records may be disclosed to others, what rights parents and students have to review records, what rights parents and students have to challenge the content of student records, what limitations the FERPA imposes on the retention of student records, what schools tell parents and students about their rights, and how the FERPA applies to student records maintained by state education agencies. Samples of the following FERPA forms are included: Request to Review an Education Record, Consent Form to Parent/Student Request to Review an Education Record, Consent Form to Permit Accompanying Person to Review an Education Record, Request to Amend an Education Record, Notification of Approval/Disapproval of Request for an Amendment, Notice of Hearing on Request for an Amendment to Education Records, Model Notification of Rights for Elementary and Secondary Institutions, and Model Notification of Rights for Postsecondary Institutions. Also included are the texts of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Proposed Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Regulations on Student Records. (Author/MKA)
American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 ($10). Tel: 800-347-6647, ext. 222 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act