FERPA for School Resource Officers & Law Enforcement Officials

Organization: Iowa Department of Education

So, what does FERPA mean to School Resource Officers (SROs) or Law Enforcement Officers (LEs)? What access do School Resource Officers (SROs) or Law Enforcement Officers (LEs) have to education records under FERPA? For what purpose? Can they have access to education records and redisclose those records to the local law enforcement agency? What responsibility do SROs and LEs they have to comply with FERPA? Of course the answer is in part . . . It depends. The Family Policy Compliance Office, within the U.S. Department of Education, which monitors compliance with FERPA has provided guidance to SROs and LEs under FERPA Frequently Asked Questions on their website. This resource provides a list of the questions that have been addressed by