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Sidbury, Benjamin F. – Journal of College and University Law, 2000
Examines problems in the 1998 Amendment to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in its application to student disciplinary records. Reviews enactment and development of FERPA and discusses recent debate over "educational records" provision. Argues that Congress should amend FERPA to expressly mandate that universities…
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Confidentiality, Crime
Mullendore, Philip – 1997
California state statutes and a series of court cases have required campus security and police departments to release information about incidents occurring on campus to the media and the general public. Despite the law and case decisions, recent studies reveal campus police and security officials are still reluctant to release information to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Confidentiality, Court Litigation, Criminal Law
Leed, Arthur – 1996
As more government agencies request information and records from colleges and universities, it is important that all institutions establish standard procedures for handling such requests. Administrators should: learn the personality of the particular agency or office making the request; establish a professional, cooperative, non-adversarial…
Descriptors: Agencies, Compliance (Legal), Confidentiality, Disclosure
Medaris, Michael L.; Campbell, Ellen; James, Bernard – 1997
Maintaining safe schools requires the forging of partnerships to share information between schools and youth-serving agencies, including the police department, court system, youth parole and probation offices, and child protective services. All public elementary and secondary schools are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Confidential Records, Disclosure
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. – 1997
This guide summarizes procedural safeguards for children with disabilities and their parents. It was compiled from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Missouri State Plan for Special Education, local (Missouri) district Compliance Plans for Special Education, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Rights and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Confidentiality, Disabilities
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. – 1995
This report explains how to use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act of 1974. It reflects all changes to the laws made since 1977: major amendments to the Freedom of Information Act passed in 1974 and 1986; a major addition to the Privacy Act of 1974 was enacted in 1988; and minor amendments to the Privacy Act were made in…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Confidential Records, Disclosure, Federal Legislation
Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC. – 1997
Student education records are official and confidential documents that are protected by one of the nation's strongest privacy-protection laws, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment, defines education records as all records that schools or education agencies maintain about students. FERPA…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Disclosure
Ordover, Eileen L. – 1996
This paper presents an outline and analysis of federal legislation and court decisions relevant to the exclusion of students with disabilities by school systems through the filing of delinquency and other petitions based upon in-school behavior. In many cases the behavior is related to the disability and/or to the consequences of the school…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation
Anderson, John A. – 1996
Information Technology (IT) personnel in higher education requirement at Mary Washington College, Virginia. The goal of the creativity, promote freedom of speech, support research and investigation, and provide information access globally, while demonstrating proper use and protection of the data of which they are in charge. This paper addresses…
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Confidentiality
Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center. – 1998
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…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Rosenfeld, S. James; Gelfman, Mary H. B.; Bluth, Linda F. – 1997
This manual is designed to provide a convenient working tool for those having questions about the applicability of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to their work, their children, or their clients. It answers the most frequently asked questions concerning student records in the broad spectrum of education programs, explains the…
Descriptors: Case Records, Confidential Records, Court Litigation, Disabilities
American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, Alexandria, VA. – 1999
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.…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Counselors, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Henderson, Martha V.; Gullatt, David E.; Hardin, Dawn T.; Jannik, Catherine; Tollett, John R. – 1999
This curriculum guide presents a context for preservice education and/or professional development in education law for teachers. Section 1, "Teacher Liability," discusses "Duty to Supervise,""Providing Reasonable Care,""Duty,""Preventing Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment,""Reporting Child…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Abuse, Corporal Punishment
Doverspike, David E.; Cone, W. Henry – 1992
Developments over the past 25 years in school-related legal issues in elementary schools have significantly changed the principal's role. In 1975, a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court established three due-process guidelines for short-term suspension. The decision requires student notification of charges, explanation of evidence, and an informal…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Corporal Punishment, Discipline, Elementary Education
Trubow, George – 1989
In this policy briefing, the technological developments of recent years are linked to the erosion of individuals' informational privacy under the press of bureaucratic efficiency and the ever-growing needs of executive agencies for more information. It is noted that privacy protection within federal agencies may entail costs, and therefore, may be…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Agency Role, Disclosure, Foreign Countries
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