Christopher Voltz of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. writes:
Easton Area Sch. Dist. v. Miller, 191 A.3d 75 (Pa. Cmmw. 2018). The Commonwealth Court holds that a school bus surveillance video that depicted a school teacher roughly disciplining a student was not an “education record” under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g because the video directly related to the teacher, not the students. Central Dauphin School District v. Hawkins, 2018 WL 6441638 (Pa. Commw. December 10, 2018). The Commonwealth Court holds that school bus surveillance video that recorded a confrontation between a student and a parent of another student was not an “educational record” of the student under FERPA because it was not directly related to the student or maintained by the District
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