The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a U.S. Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. If you’d like to learn more about FERPA, the U.S. Department of Education provides information here.
If you are an educator, you should be aware that the school you work for may be subject to obligations under FERPA with respect to the privacy of student education records. Certain information provided by you may be considered to be a student education record under FERPA. Please contact your school administrator or compliance officer to confirm what (if any) obligations you might have.