Annual Notice of FERPA and PPRA
To help all school officials better understand the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) the U.S. Department of Education has issued the following directives. Examining these documents will help efforts to better protect parents' and students' privacy rights under the law.
http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/doc/directoryinfo.docThe U.S. Department of Education is in the process of amending the FERPA regulations to clarify issues of concern to many in the education community. A notice of Proposed Rule-making that discusses the proposed changes is available on at the following, http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/proprule/2008-1/032408a.html. The final regulations are anticipated to be published in the Federal Register in December.