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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
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Privacy Notices (HIPAA, FERPA, SSN, PPRA, translations)
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.
- Employees - Health Plan (Benefits Department)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Students & Family (English)
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) Notice
Our FERPA Notice details parents’ and students’ rights with respect to educational records.
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.
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.
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.
Student Records Confidentiality (Latest policy plus all forms cited in the policy)
Policy 5100.1 contains the District’s rules and guidelines to ensure students and parents’ privacy rights under FERPA and state law are protected.
Privacy Forms and Documents
We have developed several forms and documents to help you comply with the FERPA requirements.
- Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) Procedures
- Code of Student Conduct (contains opt out forms and privacy notices)
- Parental Request to Access Student Records
- Education Records - Types & Locations
- Authorization for Release and/or Request for Information
- Notice of Intent to Comply with Subpoena / Court Order (Letterhead version available in Sharepoint)
- FERPA Disclosure Log
FAQs and Fact Sheets on Disclosures (to Health Officials; to Law Enforcement; in Dual Relationships)
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 documents developed by the Privacy Officer and the Office of the General Counsel to help guide you through the process.
Additional Links (Includes helpful consent forms, parental request for exemptions form, and security incident guidelines)