Privacy Information

A Note from the Privacy Officer

Your privacy matters.  The School Board of Broward County, Florida, is dedicated to protecting the personal information of its students and employees.  As the District’s Privacy Officer, it is my pleasure to serve you and help clarify any issues pertaining to privacy rights.  This website contains notices, forms, policies, and helpful information.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

  
Todd Sussman, LMHC, LMFT, Privacy Officer
(754) 321-1914





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In compliance with various privacy laws, we have created and posted the following notices to detail our practices to protect your rights.

 

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) Notices


These notices describe how your protected health information may be used and disclosed.
 

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Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) Notice


Our FERPA Notice details parents’ and students’ rights with respect to educational records.
 

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Social Security Numbers (Collections, Use & Disclosure) Notice


The District is mandated or authorized by law to collect, use and/or disclose Social Security Numbers for selected purposes, as listed in these notices.
 

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Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) Notice


This notice pertains to student privacy protections for surveys, the collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.
 

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Translated Privacy Notices


The Code of Student Conduct contains our privacy notices for students (HIPAA, FERPA, SSN and PPRA).  The entire Code is available in Spanish, Haitian-Creole, and Portuguese.   Click on the links below and see Section VIII for the privacy notices.
 

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Policy 5100.1


Policy 5100.1 contains the District’s rules and guidelines to ensure students and parents’ privacy rights under FERPA and state law are protected.  
 

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Privacy Forms and Documents


We have developed several forms and documents to help you comply with the FERPA requirements.  
 

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​Frequently Asked Questions


In certain instances, FERPA and state law allow disclosing information from education records without written consent from the parent or student (age 18 or over).  However, certain conditions and requirements must be met.  Here are informative FAQs developed by the Privacy Officer and the Office of the General Counsel to help guide you through the process.  
 

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For additional information, please contact the District’s Privacy Officer at (754) 321-1914.