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Massachusetts law about student records

A compilation of laws, regulations, and web sources on student records law.
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Massachusetts laws

MGL c.71, s.34H: Non-custodial Parents, Access to Records

Massachusetts regulations

603 CMR 23: Student Records

Federal laws

20 USC 1232g: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Federal regulations

34 CFR 99: Family Educational Rights and Privacy

Web sources

FERPA General Guidance for Parents, US Dept. of Education
"The following guidance provides parents with general information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This document is a compilation and update of various letters and guidance documents previously issued that respond to a variety of questions about FERPA."

FERPA General Guidance for Students, US Dept. of Education
"The following guidance provides eligible students with general information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This document is a compilation and update of various letters and guidance documents previously issued that respond to a variety of questions about FERPA."

Massachusetts Privacy of School Records Laws, Findlaw
Chart provides summary of state law on access to student records.

The School Records Access Law Can Promote Children's Safety and Education at School and Home, Mass. Legal Help
Explains records law in a question and answer format.

Print sources

FERPA and school safety: understanding the rules for permissible disclosure, LRP Publications, 2015.

Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights, by Sandy A. Curko, Deborah Hemdal, Corey F. Higgins, and Peter Maher, National Business Institute, 2015.

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Last updated: September 6, 2018

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