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Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

From Frost Brown Todd LLC:

In the wake of a record number of school shootings in 2018, school districts are looking to improve threat assessment measures and enhance school safety. The ability to share information is a critical tool to further these efforts but can be difficult to do in an environment where the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) applies. Under FERPA, unless an exception applies, the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) from students’ education records is generally prohibited without parents’ or eligible students’ consent.

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