Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools

School Health & Nurse Information

Accordion

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