Privacy of Student Records
The School Board of Leon County, Florida, is obligated to protect the confidential records of its students. A number of laws, regulations, rules, statutes, and policies guide our actions related to student records. The district closely follows these policies to protect the privacy of educational records.
- The federal law that applies to student record information is the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232g, and its implementing regulations (FERPA).
- Section 1002.22, Florida Statutes, requires a school district to comply with FERPA and gives the Florida Department of Education the authority to monitor school district compliance with FERPA.
- School Board Policy 8330 defines the school’s district way of work related to student records.
Section 119.071, Florida Statutes, provides for the general exemption from inspection or copying of public records for individuals that are eligible based on their professions.
- School Board Policy 8310, Public Records, addresses exemptions to requests for access to records.
- Chapter 39, Florida Statutes, and School Board Policy 5540 deal with legal access to records by Department of Children and Family Child Protective Investigators.
This website contains notices, forms, policies, and helpful information we believe will be helpful to you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. It is our pleasure to serve you and help clarify any issues pertaining to the privacy of student records.