School Resource Officers, School Law Enforcement Units, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Consists of thirty-seven commonly asked questions about schools’ and school districts’ responsibilities under FERPA relating to disclosures of student information to school resource officers (SROs), law enforcement units and others, and seeks to explain and clarify how FERPA protects student privacy while ensuring the health and safety of students and others in the school community. 

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