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ERIC Number: ED444325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Issues in Confidentiality.
Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.
This document provides a variety of materials concerned with confidentiality issues in special education and suggested activities for using the materials in staff development. The first item is a list of 13 general rules for maintaining confidentiality in the internal communications of a school or school system. The second item is a list of 10 exceptions to general rules prohibiting disclosure, such as written consent, medical or psychiatric emergency, court order, or abuse. The third item lists nine basic principles for maintaining the confidentiality of education records based on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Examples of these principles are that each school district must have a written student records policy and that parents have the right to inspect and review their children's school records. The fourth item is a list of 14 questions and answers relative to confidentiality and FERPA. The following section offers four hypothetical situations dealing with confidentiality and suggests discussion questions. The final item is a policy letter from the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education regarding the transfer of student records electronically. (DB)
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, 1780 N. Research Parkway, Suite 112, Logan, UT 84341; Tel: 435-752-0238 (Voice); Tel: 435-753-9750 (TTY); Fax: 435-753-9750; e-mail:; Web site: (available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974