FERPA in the News - Headlines Call Attention to Student Record Issues
About Our Speaker(s)
Timothy E. Gilsbach

Timothy E. Gilsbach, ESQ., is an associate at King Spry and is member of the firm’s Education Group, concentrating his practice in the area of special education. Tim defends school districts, intermediate units and charter schools in all phases of special education litigation, from state level administrative hearings to federal court appeals. Tim also advised clients on a wide variety of other educational law issues, including FERPA and student records. Tim was previously associated with a regional law firm and focused his practice to litigation in a wide variety of civil matters. While in law school, Tim served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Wesley Oler, Jr., of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas. Tim is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law and Messiah College.  Tim has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in the area of school law for the last three years.

FERPA in the News - Headlines Call Attention to Student Record Issues (CDP574M)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Timothy E. Gilsbach
60 minutes
Event Description

Recent FERPA Issues That Have Grabbed Headlines—Immigration, Security Breaches, Publicity Concerns and More!

FERPA provides protections for student records and imposes a number of obligations on school entities. Since FERPA was passed technology and new issues have developed that were not considered when the law was passed but nonetheless must have been addressed by school entities. Many of these issues have been highlighted by recent headlines, including immigration, security breach, publicity and other issues.

This session by expert speaker Timothy E. Gilsbach, Esq. will involve a review of all such issues involving FERPA. You will gain an understanding of FERPA and various issues that have been highlighted in recent news articles, including new technologies, data breaches, immigration and how to respond to publicity when it raises student privacy implications, and more.

Session Highlights

  • Basic FERPA requirements for maintaining and sharing documents and information about students
  • Some practical tips for legally defensible procedures regarding the maintenance and disclosure of student records
  • What FERPA issues may be raised by new technology
  • Possible FERPA issues with respect to recent developments in immigration policy
  • What should school entities do about possible security breaches
  • School entities options when publicity issues implicate FERPA

Who should attend

  • Teachers
  • Professors
  • Deans of Faculty
  • Deans of Student Affairs
  • Public Relation Officers
  • IT Heads
  • Faculty Mentors

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