Unit 5 Assignment 1: Protect Children on the Internet
FERPA Policy Compliance Checklist for Local Education Agencies (LEA) Annually notify parents of students currently in attendance, or eligible students currently in attendance, of their rights under FERPA.1 Notice informs parents of their right to inspect and review the student’s educational records and includes procedure for exercising the right to inspect and review education records. Notice informs parents of their right to seek amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes to be inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights and procedure for requesting an amendment of records. Notice informs parents of their right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Notice informs parents of their right to file with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) a complaint concerning alleged failures by the education agency or institute to comply with the requirements of FERPA. If LEA discloses information to school officials within the agency or contractors of the agency, notice includes criteria for determining who qualifies as a school official (including officials of a contractor) and what constitutes a legitimate educational interest for those officials to receive the education records. Provide notice by a means that is reasonably likely to inform the parents or eligible students of their rights. Effectively notify parents or eligible students who are disabled. Effectively notify parents who have a primary or home language other than English. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects personally identifiable information (PII) from students’ education records from unauthorized disclosure. FERPA defines education records as “records that are: (1)...
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