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FERPA Do's and Don'ts




Understand the difference between directory information and protected information. Make confidential information available to the public.
Know students can grant proxy access to others in self-service. Give private information out without the students written consent (unless there is a legitimate educational interest).
Understand parents can receive non-directory information in cases of emergencies Share non-directory information with parents without written consent.
Know students have the right to inspect their educational records. Leave student information in public area, including on copiers, etc.
Use blind carbon copy (bcc) when emailing to multiple students. Use carbon copy (cc) when emailing to multiple students.