K-12 Student Records Management: Mastering FERPA Record Handling Requirements and Avoiding the Penalties

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DL Only                 $349.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark LLP
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? K-12 administrators, pupil services directors, special education directors, technology supervisors, district legal counsel
Best For: K-12

The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) governs disclosure of student records and information. If any teacher, administrator, department, or office maintains records on a student, these records are educational records and must comply with the laws and regulations under FERPA. Often, teachers and administrators at school districts are not familiar with the requirements of this and other related laws, including requirements contained in other laws that require such records and information to remain confidential except in limited circumstances. Mishandling of such information may lead to complaints to the Department of Education, and such violations of FERPA can lead to federal funding being withheld. Make certain that you’re adhering to the law by understanding how the FERPA and other laws affect your record-handling practices.

Please join Richard Verstegen, attorney at law, as he takes you step-by-step through the underlying requirements and offers school administrators, teachers, and staff practical step-by-step guidance for navigating this sensitive area of the law and avoiding allegations of impropriety and potential penalties.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Learn about what documents are considered education records and therefore subject to federal privacy requirements.
  • Learn how FERPA impacts online service agreements.
  • Discuss FERPA record handling requirements.
  • Review how directory information differs from an education record.
  • Get practical step-by-step guidance for handling specific types of records and requests for records.
  • Review the process for amending education records.
  • Understand what the law says you can and can't ask on a survey.


Your conference leader for “K-12 Student Records Management: Mastering FERPA Record Handling Requirements and Avoiding the Penalties” is Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison Wisconsin. Rick’s practice focuses in the areas of labor, employment, and school law. He advises school boards on all areas of employment law including misconduct investigations, state and federal wage and hour laws, employee handbooks, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, personnel records, technology-related matters, anti-discrimination, and harassment. He also has extensive experience on matters involving labor relations, collective bargaining, contract interpretation and administration, public records, pupil records, open meetings law, and constitutional law. Rick has published many articles on school and employment law related topics. In addition he has participated in seminars and presentations dealing with school, labor, and employment related topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is the President-Elect of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, and is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He earned his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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