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Privacy Please: FERPA Issues Impacting K-12 Public Schools

April 12, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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Emerging Legal Issues in Urban Education Webinar Series

Thursday, April 12, 2018  |  2:30 – 3:45 p.m. EDT

Parents, government agencies, private interest groups and community leaders have all heightened their focus on the issues associated with handling students’ educational records and information, especially at the K-12 level.

Please join us for a webinar on the broad strokes and nuances involved in complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The program will be led by Husch Blackwell education attorneys with extensive experience handling FERPA issues for public school districts.


  • Purpose and background of FERPA.
  • Other laws and guidance relevant to handling student records.
  • Practical tips for handling disclosures, directory information, health records and safety emergencies.
  • FERPA limitations in dealing with high-profile and publicized situations in the media.

John W. Borkowski, Partner
Aleksandra O. Rushing, Attorney

Who Should Attend
Public school district leaders, including in-house counsel, board members, administrators, compliance officers and others with influence over institutional compliance practices.

Continuing Education Credit 
This program is pending approval for Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri continuing legal education credit.

Contact Emily Kenyon at 816.983.8776.