1.Federal and state law.
The provisions of this section, the United States Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-380,
as amended by Public Law 93-568, and the United States Education of All Handicapped Children Act, Public Law 94-142 govern
the dissemination of information about students, as well as written notices of intent to provide equivalent instruction through
home instruction and all education records of students receiving equivalent instruction through home instruction.
2003, c. 181, §3 (AMD)
A public school may not publish on the Internet or provide for publication on the Internet any personal information about
its students without first obtaining the written approval of those students' parents. For the purpose of this section, "personal
information" means information that identifies a student, including, but not limited to, the student's full name, photograph,
personal biography, e-mail address, home address, date of birth, social security number and parents' names.
1999, c. 595, §2 (NEW)
3.Dissemination of education records to criminal justice agencies.
A school may disseminate education records as defined in 20 United States Code, Section 1232 g(a)(4) regarding a juvenile
A. The juvenile has not been adjudicated as having committed a juvenile crime; [1999, c. 595, §2 (NEW).]
B. The education records are disseminated to:
(1) Criminal justice agencies; or
(2) Agencies that by court order or agreement of the juvenile are responsible for the health or welfare of the juvenile
and that have provided the school with a statement describing the purpose of the dissemination; and [1999, c. 595, §2 (NEW).]
C. The education records are relevant to and disseminated for the purpose of creating or maintaining an individualized plan
for the juvenile's rehabilitation. [1999, c. 595, §2 (NEW).]
Education records received under this subsection are confidential and may not be further disseminated, except to the court
or as otherwise provided by law. The persons to whom the education records are disseminated shall certify in writing to the
school that the records will not be disclosed to any other party, except the court or as otherwise provided by law, without
the written consent of the juvenile or the juvenile's parent or guardian.
1999, c. 595, §2 (NEW)
1981, c. 693, §§5,8 (NEW).
1989, c. 911, §1 (AMD).
1999, c. 17, §1 (AMD).
1999, c. 595, §2 (RPR).
2003, c. 181, §3 (AMD).
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