Understanding the New FERPA Guidance for School Security Staff from the U.S. Department of Education
03/27/2019 Duration: 1 hour
Presenters: Madeline Sullivan, U.S. Department of Education’s (the Department) Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS); Michael Hawes,
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Responding to the recommendations put forth by the Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission), which is chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos,
OPEPD and collaborated with its REMS TA Center to host the Understanding the NEW FERPA Guidance for School Security Staff Webinar.
Held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, this one-hour Webinar included a description of FERPA; provided considerations for properly sharing
information with partners to protect the school community; presented the more commonly posed questions with responses and examples; and discussed the importance of
joined the Webinar to provide an overview of
School Resource Officers, School Law Enforcement Units, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the recently released technical assistance document that answers
commonly asked questions to "explain and clarify how FERPA protects student privacy while ensuring the health and safety of students and others in the school community."
The presentation concluded with a Question and Answer session and was followed by a Web Chat.
While the live Webinar offered opportunities to respond to individual and unique questions from stakeholders and practitioners, the archived Webinar serves as a complementary
resource to the new FAQ document, helping to ensure school safety partners and planners understand how the law applies to their work protecting school communities.
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