FERPA & eRecords: Maximize Effective Communication, Minimize Institutional Risk (EDU389N)

Presented By: Timothy E Gilsbach , ESQ
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Event Description

Keep Communications Legal and Within FERPA’s Framework

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was passed in 1974, long before communication via email, texts, and social media became ubiquitous. Now, educational institutions find themselves grappling with how to navigate teachers’ and parents’ use of the latest technologies without violating FERPA. The challenge is to walk the fine line between maintaining convenient, open communication and protecting electronic records under the law.

Learn to find the right balance from veteran attorney and speaker Timothy E. Gilsbach, who will walk you through  the FERPA implications—for both schools and educators—of communicating student information in a Facebook era.

After attending this session, you will understand what FERPA covers, what privacy rights it provides and to whom, how institutions can comply with the law, how to handle electronic document storage, what staff training you need, and what lessons you should be taking from recent privacy rights litigation. Equip and empower your staff—and help ensure smooth and open communication—with this informative conference.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover:

  • What FERPA is and when it is invoked
  • What constitutes an educational record under FERPA
  • What rights are provided under FERPA and why this matters
  • How educational institutions should implement FERPA compliance in the use of emails, social media, texts, and other electronic mediums
  • How to handle student or parent social media posts without violating FERPA
  • What types of policies and procedures will ensure compliance with FERPA’s electronic documentation rules
  • How social media and other electronic communication mesh with current litigation
  • How to train staff about what they can and can’t say through social media, emails, and texts

Who Should Attend:

  • Directors of Technology
  • Student Deans and Directors of Student Affairs
  • Academic Deans and Directors of Academic Affairs
  • Teachers or professors who use or have considered using social media in the classroom
  • Attorneys representing school districts, colleges, or universities
  • Directors of Human Resources

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get a direct response from our extremely knowledgeable speaker.

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Timothy E Gilsbach ESQ
Timothy E. Gilsbach, is an attorney at King Spry and is member of the firm’s Education Group, concentrating his practice in the area of special education and student related issues. Tim defends school districts, intermediate units and charter schools in all phases of special education litigation, from state level adm... More info