Student records are afforded special protection under state and federal law. Other than certain directory information, students' education records are confidential. The following are resources related to the retention and confidentiality of student records.
Your local school board policy manual contains TASB's (LEGAL) reference policies and board-adopted (LOCAL) policies. Your district may also have relevant administrative regulations. For more information on student records, see district policy and regulations at the following code:
Student Fees, Fines, and Charges
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Family Policy Compliance Office provides a number of resources related to compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).
The U.S. DOE Guidance on Access for and Disclosures to Military Recruiters Website provides guidance and forms related to the federal requirement to grant student access to the military similar to that granted to post-secondary institutions and employers.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission Records Management Publications for Local Governments include links to records retention schedules, forms, and other records management documents.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) PEIMS Frequently Asked Questions Website answers questions about a number of topics addressed by Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS), such as student records.
The TEA Office of Legal Services Student Records FAQ’s answers frequently asked questions about the application of FERPA, including maintaining a student’s permanent record, viewing student grades, providing parents copies of cheerleader tryout documents, releasing personal information, and using a student’s social security number as the student’s identification number.
The TEA Office of Legal Services General Student FAQ’s answers frequently asked questions about the application of FERPA, including students grading each other’s papers.