The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Brightways FERPA Agreements allow parents to select which type of organizations may receive their students directory information and authorize their students portrayal in both school and public news media. Parents are prompted to update FERPA Agreements for their students each school year that they are enrolled.

FERPA Task Alerts

When one or more students requires an updated FERPA Agreement a task alert will display on the dashboard. Click the Update FERPA Agreements button to add/update FERPA Agreements for your students.

The dashboard task can be skipped by clicking the Skip Tasks link at the bottom of the page. However, it will re-display each time you return to the dashboard. Additionally, a task alert will display on the ILP for the enrollment that requires an updated FERPA Agreement. ILP tasks have to be completed before adding courses to your student’s ILP.

FERPA parent dashboard task

Add, Update, and View FERPA Agreements

The FERPA Agreements page lists students that either need a FERPA Agreement added or require an updated agreement for a new school year. Additionally, current FERPA Agreements are displayed and can be viewed and updated at any time. Click the Add and Update buttons for each student listed in the Add and Update sections respectively.

FERPA Agreements list

The FERPA Agreement is split into two sections, Directory Information and Media Authorization. Select your preference for each item and then click the Create FERPA agreement button to save the agreement.

add FERPA Agreement