Student Privacy

Welcome to the Student Privacy Course!

Through this course, participants will become familiar with topics related to student privacy. The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires proper protection of sensitive and confidential information, including student information and records. FERPA regulations govern the collection, access and use of personally identifiable information. Anyone in the school who may come across a student’s personally identifiable information, whether intentionally or by accident, is responsible for ensuring that confidentiality is protected. If you enrolled in SASA Resources: Human Resources, you already know that all new employees, including casual hires, must view a training video about FERPA.

The DOE’s Data Governance Office periodically monitors schools and complex area offices to assess how well staff in DOE understand the need to protect student information and if they are complying with procedures. One area previously identified for improvement is ensuring vendor contracts include appropriate language about protecting student information to ensure compliance with FERPA. Principals and vice principals receive training yearly about Information Security and Privacy.

This course is about the actions the SASA and other school office staff should take if an outside organization, including vendors, wants to collect student information.

The learning modules in this course include:

Module 1: Overview of Student Privacy

Click the icon above for a checklist of the modules to help you keep track of the modules you have completed

Click the icon for details on how to earn a Certification of Completion for "Protecting Student Privacy"

Click the icon above for important forms discussed in "Student Privacy" (note: login to intranet required)