July 26, 2014

Ferpa Updates (Compliments of DETC)


Final Regulations on the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”)


On December 9, 2008, the Secretary of Education published final regulations on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The final regulations is designed to implement amendments to FERPA contained in the USA Patriot Act and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, to implement two U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting FERPA, and to make necessary changes identified as a result of the Department of Education’s (ED) experience in administering the FERPA. A notice of proposed rulemaking was published on March 24, 2008. The regulations are effective January 9, 2009. A copy of the final regulations may be found at: [url]http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/finrule/2008-4/120908a.html[/url]

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Ferpa Updates (Compliments of DETC)