Federal Legislation
September 21, 2011

Family Educational Records Privacy Extension Act

Action Requested:
HSLDA urges you to contact your U.S. representative and tell him or her to cosponsor H.R. 2910. To find your representative’s contact information, please use HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox.

Summary:
If H.R. 2910 becomes law, it will allow homeschool records to be protected under the Family Educational Records Privacy Act.

Status:

9/14/2011Referred to the House Committee on Education and Workforce

Sponsor: Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-4))

Bill Summary and Status—H.R. 2910

HSLDA’s Position:
Support.

Talking Points:
The Family Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA), established to protect personally identifiable student records collected in local and state databases, currently does not protect homeschool records collected under some state homeschool laws. H.R. 2910 would extend FERPA’s protection to homeschool student records. This would restrict the public from being able to inquire and access homeschool records held by the state.