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. Below, you will forms and information regarding NEO’s FERPA policy.
- NEO FERPA Policy (PDF)
- FERPA FAQ (PDF)
- Request for Confidential Information (PDF)
- Government FERPA Website
Health & safety exemption
There are limited exceptions to FERPA regulations under which NEO is permitted to release education records and personally identifiable, non-directory information from education records in connection with a health or safety emergency without student consent. To release this information the situation must present imminent danger to a student, other students, or members of the school community in order to qualify as an exception. This action is not taken lightly and only under circumstances that present imminent danger.