According to the DOE’s website, “The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.”
In order to use this, you will need to create a new restriction code. The restriction code needs to be `FERPA`. When a student requests a FERPA restriction, add it via the Student Restriction screen. The `Restriction Code` and the `Start Date` is all that is needed.
When a staff member visits any student screen, they will see a header like below.
In the header above, you see the FERPA status states `Yes` and that there is a red marker. This means the student has requested a FERPA restriction. If the student has not requested a FERPA restriction then it would state `No` and the marker would be blue. The marker is also clickable. Staff members can click on it to be reminded what the status means.