Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) administers two federal laws that provide parents and students with certain privacy rights: the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). In addition, FPCO administers the provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that require local educational agencies that receive ESEA funds to provide military recruiters with contact information on students, unless their parents opt out of the disclosure.

The FPCO site provides parents, eligible students, and school officials at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels with a variety of resources and information regarding the federal laws FPCO administers, including links to the regulations, guidance documents, policy letters, topic briefs, webinars, videos, and a robust list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).

THIS LINK will take you to a COPY of the Family Policy Compliance Office site. It has all the data and links that existed on February 10, 2017 but looks different (not as pretty) for technical reasons. Some links will go to the US Department of Ed site, but all of the documents are stored on this server.