SB 292

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 06, 2024
  • Passed Senate May 23, 2024
  • Passed House Jun 26, 2024
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Disclosure Of Pupils' School Records.

Abstract

This Act updates the statute on disclosure of pupil records to ensure compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, and improve information sharing between educational institutions and programs operating in this State, including local postsecondary institutions and programs and local education agencies, and the Department of Education (“Department”). Specifically, the Act does the following: (1) Provides that educational records of students, and personally identifiable information contained therein, may only be disclosed or redisclosed in accordance with FERPA and its implementing regulations. (2) Allows local education agencies and educational institutions and programs who outsource their data exchange and compliance with reporting requirements to the Department to consider the Department a school official as defined by FERPA regulations. This allows educational institutions and programs to disclose to the Department, without parental consent, information necessary for federal and state reporting when there is a legitimate educational interest. (3) Gives the Department authority to redisclose educational records for the purposes of ensuring the effectiveness of publicly funded programs and improving educational outcomes for students. Like initial disclosures, redisclosures must comply with FERPA and its implementing regulations. The Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Jun 27, 2024

Jun 26, 2024

May 23, 2024

Actions


Jun 27, 2024

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Jun 26, 2024

Senate

Amendment HA 2 to SB 292 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

House

Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 ABSENT

House

Amendment HA 2 to SB 292 - Passed In House by Voice Vote

House

Amendment HA 1 to SB 292 - Stricken in House

Jun 24, 2024

Senate

Amendment HA 1 to SB 292 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Jun 12, 2024

House

Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 13 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Education

Jun 06, 2024

House

Assigned to Education Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Education

May 23, 2024

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT

May 22, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Education

May 08, 2024

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Education

Bill Text

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