This page provides links to privacy requirements and information
that impact schools and student records.
Links verified July 2011
1. Section 1002.022, Florida
Statute, Student records and reports; rights of parents and
students; notification; penalty. This purpose of this
section is to protect the rights of students and their parents with
respect to student records and reports as created, maintained, and
used by public educational institutions in the state.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy
Act (FERPA) - 20 U.S.C. § 1232g
and regulations 34 C.F.R. § 99. FERPA defines and
provides privacy protections for educational records when such
records are held by educational institutions that receive federal
funds. FERPA defines education records as thoise records,
files, documents and other materials that contain information
directly related to a student and that are maintained by an
educational agency or institution.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Public Law 104-191. HIPAA is intended to promote
the confidentiality of individually identifiable health information
and mandates that covered entities and providers engaged in certain
types of transactions comply with the privacy requirements of the