Student records are subject to state and federal law. Generally, the legislation is designed to provide access to records by a student or his/her parent(s), to ensure the accuracy of the information maintained and to provide reasonable notice of information disclosed to others. Further, Ohio law strictly limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information about students by districts.
OSBA PDQ article, February 2009, New FERPA regulations may require updates
Model Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools
FERPA Model Notice for Directory Information
Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records, November 2008
OSBA Journal article, April 2015, An update on federal guidance documents impacting schools
OSBA Journal article, June 2015, Social media, schools and the law
OSBA Journal article, December 2015, Are body cameras right for your school district?
OSBA Journal article, February 2018, Can I share this? What Sunshine Laws require
For more information, please contact Lenore Winfrey, senior administrative assistant of legal services, at (614) 540-4000.