This Opinion provides general guidance regarding the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (“FERPA”), a federal statute governing privacy of student records. The Opinion addresses misconceptions about FERPA’s scope to assure teachers, administrators, and other school staff that they may proactively respond to safety concerns, including threats of school violence, without violating students’ and families’ privacy rights.
Formal AG Opinions
These opinions were based on the law as it existed at the time the opinions were issued. They may have been superseded by changes in constitutional, statutory, or case law.
The implementation of the READ Act, § 22-7-1201 et seq., C.R.S., among English Language Learner students in those districts utilizing literacy instruction in both English and Spanish.
The authority of state institutions of higher education in Colorado to provide discounted tuition to students who cannot prove they are lawfully present within the United States.
The impact of House Bill 11-1230 ("H.B. 11-1230") on the Division of Supportive Housing and Homeless Programs ("SHHP'') within the Colorado Department of Human Services.