Federal laws regulate the privacy of student education records. These laws apply to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) they also regulate how state education agencies, such as the Maine DOE, can collect, report, and share data about schools and students.
Question about student data privacy?
Contact U.S. DOE Student Privacy Help Desk (Toll-Free): 1-855-249-3072
Student Data Privacy Toolkit
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Title 20-A, Chapter 13: The Student Information Privacy Act
Title 20-A: Education, Part 3: Elementary and Secondary Education, Chapter 221: School Records, Audits and Reports, Subchapter 1: Student Records
State Partners: Maine Student Privacy Alliance (MSPA)
Access resources about FERPA and how it applies to the various day-to-day operations of public schools at the administrative level: Student Privacy Resources for K-12 School Officials | U.S. DOE
Access student privacy guidance documents, training materials, policy letters and other resources dedicated to protecting student privacy for all audiences including early childhood educators, education technology vendors, k-12 school officials, parents and students, postsecondary school officials, and researchers: Student Privacy Resources | U.S. DOE
Digital Citizenship Curriculum | Common Sense Education