To ensure that each member of the Administrative Panel is familiar with the student handbook, policies and procedures of the board, training is provided annually. On occasion we also have guest speakers such as Attorneys provided by EIIA (our insurance carrier) as well as Webinars on best practices in Judicial Affairs in Higher education.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.
Schools must have written permission from the parent or student in order to release any information from a student’s education record. For that reason before releasing any information to parents regarding infractions, a signed release of information form must be on file in the office of the Judicial Affairs before discussing any matters concerning the student’s disciplinary record.