FCPS Addresses FERPA Disclosure

By Dr. Michelle C. Reid
Superintendent's Messages
November 14, 2023

Dear FCPS Community, 

FCPS was recently made aware of an inadvertent Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) disclosure to a parent. This happened while a parent was reviewing their student’s records at a school. 

I am very sorry that this happened. When I learned of this incident, I requested an external legal investigation. The work will include identifying affected students so that appropriate notifications can be made as quickly as possible. There will also be a review of how this happened, so that we can do a thorough review of our systems and processes. 

I will be sharing a summary once the investigation is complete, and I appreciate your patience as we work through this issue.  

Dr. Michelle C. Reid
Superintendent of Schools