KSBA sets August training on Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Conference (FERPA) and student records confidentiality

Learn how to apply FERPA to the new requirements for providing access to education records to agencies that are part of the Kentucky juvenile justice system during an Aug. 8 training in Lexington.

The training also will cover when schools/districts may allow state social workers access to education records under the Uninterrupted Scholars Act; how to utilize KSBA model procedures and forms to document compliance with FERPA when releasing education records; and how the Kentucky Open Records Act impacts requests for access to student records.

Why is FERPA compliance important?

• Violations can damage a student/parent.

• Districts and staff can incur civil liability damages.

• It is federal law.

• The U.S. Department of Education can withhold a district’s federal funding for noncompliance.

• The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board can suspend or revoke a teaching certificate for violations.

• Violations are insubordination under local board policy.

Join experienced KSBA staff for a four-hour, in-depth training at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. We will cover the numerous policies and procedures districts must have in place, as well as court cases and Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) opinions.

Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, (859) 455-5000, 1-800-EMBASSY

Presenters:

Teresa T. Combs – KSBA’s director of Legal & Administrative Training Services

Katrina Kinman – KSBA’s director of Policy & Procedure Service

Online registration is available on the KSBA website www.ksba.org – go to the KSBA Events calendar.

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