Carol Robidoux reports on an interesting FERPA privacy case out of Manchester, New Hampshire:
A school board member who used social media and his public access TV show, “Girard at Large,” to expound on a student privacy issue that arose during a Nov. 13 school committee meeting has been threatened with legal action.
A letter dated Nov. 26 (see below) was sent to At-Large school board member Rich Girard via the school district from Attorney Karen Hewes on behalf of Central senior Rachel Phelan.
Yes, you will want to read the rest of this news story. Was FERPA violated by the board’s giving board members access to student email addresses? Did a board member violate FERPA by using that information to directly contact a student? Does the board member have a legal obligation to remove any posts or his opinions about her op-ed? See what you think.