School Health & Nurse Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), is a Federal law that applies to schools with the purpose of protecting the privacy of a student’s educational record.
Generally, this law states that schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
- School officials with legitimate educational interest;
- Other schools to which a student is transferring;
- Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
- Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
- Accrediting organizations;
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
- Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
- State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.
For more detailed information on FERPA, please visit: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html