for School Officials

Guidance

Organizations and outside experts are working on a variety of resources to make it easier for schools to understand their responsibilities relating to student privacy. Several general steps that school officials can take to address privacy could include designating a privacy official, provide additional training, and communicate with parents. More detailed guidance is provided below.

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

At the U.S. Department of Education, both the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) and the Privacy Technical Assistance Center(PTAC) are available to respond to legal and technical questions about safeguarding student privacy.

Some of the importance guidance they’ve released to schools includes:

EXPERT GUIDANCE

In addition to government resources, a number of other education experts have released materials that can provide guidance to school officials trying to navigate student privacy laws:

SCHOOL BOARD GUIDANCE