Jan 262017
 
 January 26, 2017  Youth & Schools

Monica Vendituoli reports:

The U.S. Department of Education found that the Cumberland County Schools violated federal law by refusing to give a man his daughter’s educational records.

The parent, Randy Davis, Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Frank Till Jr. and Cumberland County Board of Education lawyer David Phillips received a letter Monday from the Department of Education regarding the violation.

The Department of Education said the school system violated the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.

Read more on Fay Observer. This is not a typical FERPA complaint situation. My only question is whether the district called the compliance office to ask them for guidance before they made the decision or deny the parent’s request for records. Could this have been avoided?

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