Governor Abbott has signed SB 788 which will require TEA, the Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission to develop “model data-sharing agreements” dealing with FERPA-protected information. One model agreement will address the sharing of this information for purposes of system evaluation, or with entities whose employees or contractors are deemed to be “school officials” under FERPA. Another model will address the sharing of this information between public schools.
No doubt this will take some time, but the resulting products should be helpful to schools. But be sure to have your school attorney review the agreements before using them.
DAWG BONE: CONTRACTS NEED TO PROTECT FERPA-PROTECTED INFORMATION. THIS SHOULD HELP.
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