ERIC Number: EJ974280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
To Share or Not to Share: The "Pothead" Notebook and FERPA
O'Brien, Jason L.; Smith, Derrick W.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v15 n2 p41-47 Jun 2012
This case focuses on how an administrator at an Alabama high school interpreted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Specifically, the administrator had to determine whether a notebook should or should not be turned over to a student's parents. The notebook, which was confiscated by a school resource officer, contained journal entries from five other students detailing drug use at school and off school property. The administrator had to make a difficult decision to either deny parents access to their child's educational record or to risk possibly violating the privacy of other students involved.
Descriptors: Drug Use, Administrators, Confidentiality, Federal Legislation, Privacy, Case Studies, Student Records, School Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974