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Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Policies related to FERPA
Purpose of legislation
Requires the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to develop and make publicly available on its Web site policies to ensure state and local compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and state law applicable to students' personally identifiable information, including policies for (i) access to students' personally identifiable information and (ii) the approval of requests for student data from public and private entities and individuals for the purpose of research. The bill further requires VDOE or the local school division to notify, as soon as practicable, the parent of any student whose personally identifiable information could reasonably be assumed to have been disclosed in violation of FERPA or state law applicable to such information. Such notification shall include: (i) the date, estimated date, or date range of the disclosure; (ii) the type of information that was or is reasonably believed to have been disclosed; and (iii) remedial measures taken or planned in response to the disclosure.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 139 (2015)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 150 : Management of the Student's Scholastic Record in the Public Schools of Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions No regulatory action has been filed.
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