Do's and Don'ts

Do's and Don'ts

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Understand the difference between
directory and non-directory information.

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Make non-directory or non-public directory information available to the public.information icon

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Know students can grant written consent through MyRED.

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Give non-directory information out without student written consent (unless there is legitimate educational interest). information icon

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Check for a FERPA restriction before communicating directory information.

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Give any information out about a student, either directory or non-directory, if that student has a FERPA restriction.

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Understand parents can receive non-directory information in cases of emergencies.information icon

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Share non-directory or non-public directory information with parents without written consent.

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Know students have the right to inspect their educational record.

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Leave student information in public areas, including on fax machines, copiers, etc.

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Use blind carbon copy (bcc) when electronically communicating with multiple students.

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Use carbon copy (cc) when electronically communicating with multiple students.