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ERIC Number: ED554709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 154
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3030-7028-0
Limitations and Analysis of FERPA Policies within Florida Public School Districts
Rogers, Sheryl D.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Florida
The study was a policy analysis of student records policies within Florida public K-12 school districts. The researcher gathered all student records policies for the sixty-seven school districts. In addition, traditional legal research was used involving applicable federal acts, state statutes, case law, as well as legal and educational literature. The study was two-pronged. The first goal was to determine if Florida public school K-12 school district policies were aligned to the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as well as Florida State Statute 1002.22. The second goal was to develop a model policy that unambiguously met all components of both FERPA and Florida State Statute 1002.22. The policy analysis showed that none of the sixty-seven school districts had a policy that met all components of both FERPA and Florida State Statute 1002.22. Over 60% of all Florida public school districts did not even meet half of the components within both acts. These results demonstrated a need for a policy that was aligned to federal acts, state statutes, and case law. Based upon this analysis, a model policy was developed in order to adequately protect Florida public K-12 school districts from expensive potential litigation regarding student records and adherence to FERPA and Florida State Statute 1002.22. This model policy addresses all components of FERPA and Florida State Statute 1002.22 and takes into account federal and state case law. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974