The Family Policy Compliance Office is excited to announce the launch  of the new Student Privacy Website! This new website replaces both the Privacy Technical Assistance Center’s and the Family Policy Compliance Office’s sites.  The Student Privacy Website can be found at:  https://studentprivacy.ed.gov. Be sure to update your bookmarks accordingly!

FPCO Mission Statement

The Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) administers two federal laws that provide parents and students with certain privacy rights: the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). In addition, FPCO administers the provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that require local educational agencies that receive ESEA funds to provide military recruiters with contact information on students, unless their parents opt out of the disclosure.

Click here to view The Dear Colleague Letter on Protecting Student Medical Records

This Web site provides parents, eligible students, and school officials at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels with a variety of resources and information regarding the federal laws FPCO administers, including links to the regulations, guidance documents, policy letters, topic briefs, webinars, videos, and a robust list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).  This is an evolving Web site and will be updated as new resources and information become available. 

If you have a question regarding the federal laws FPCO administers, you may submit them here.  However, we encourage you to review our frequently asked questions and other resources for the answer to your question prior to contacting our office.