Model: DC Nonregulatory Guidance: Confidentiality of Student Information

Organization: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Published: February 1, 2014

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Specialized Education (DSE), issued the “Confidentiality of Student Information Policy” on January 27, 2014. The Policy is effective as of March 3, 2014. All local education agencies (LEAs) and applicable public agencies are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of personally identifiable information in the education records of students with disabilities. The purpose of this guidance document is to provide additional clarification to assist LEAs in implementing the Policy in a manner consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. §§1400 et seq.; the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, 20 U.S.C. §1232g; and regulations implementing FERPA at 34 C.F.R. Part 99.