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FERPA Challenges for Front Line Staff: Do's & Don'ts to Stay Compliant


Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

What can a front line employee freely share about a student's academic file? Does any of this change in case of emergency? What about those gray areas that you cannot prepare for? These are the types of situations that frontline staff are faced with on a daily basis. Our FERPA expert will field these and many more challenging issues while ensuring FERPA compliance. Join us for a live, 60-minute webinar to discover:

  • Common challenges & questions faced by frontline staff
  • FERPA exceptions- gray areas you need to know
  • Disclosure do's & don'ts - how rules change in crises
  • FERPA issues - what you may be confronted with

Program Highlights

  • FERPA on the Frontline: What Student Information You Can & Can't Share

    • Do's & don'ts of releasing information to parents, staff & third parties
    • Required consent - ways to avoid illegal record disclosure
    • What privacy considerations exist during the application process
    • Online records - what you need to know now to comply
  • Times of Crisis: Responding to Emergency Situations & Ensuring Compliancy

    • What you can and can't disclose under FERPA in an emergency
    • How to know when to handle a situation and when to refer it to others
    • Crucial compliance strategies - how to audit for FERPA violations
  • Critical Keys to Compliance - Common Challenges Faced by Front Line Staff

    • Common requests that violate FERPA & how to respond
    • What you can share with parents - account balances, taxes & split homes
    • Exceptions to FERPA & gray areas - when the law is on your side
    • Real life FERPA issues that front line staff commonly experience
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Khaliah Barnes is Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

  • Ms. Barnes is a student privacy expert whose commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Education Week, The Chicago Tribune, and EDUCAUSE.
  • Ms. Barnes created the Student Privacy Bill of Rights, an enforceable student privacy and data security framework. Khaliah defends student privacy rights before federal court, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Trade Commission. Khaliah has provided testimony on student privacy and data security before the California State Assembly, Colorado Department of Education, and the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado.
  • Khaliah is also the EPIC Administrative Law Counsel. As the EPIC Administrative Law Counsel, Khaliah has drafted almost forty agency comments concerning the right to privacy on such matters as information security, air traveler rights, student privacy, consumer rights, automotive privacy, drones and domestic surveillance, and medical privacy.
  • Khaliah has appeared on NPR, CBS This Morning, CNN, and Fox Business News. She is a member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Administrative Law Section and ABA Privacy and Information Security Committee.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar where front-line staff will discover the latest regulations, how to interpret FERPA laws, and real-life examples to ensure compliance when providing student information to parents, faculty and emergency personnel.