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Governmental Agencies

  • United States Department of Education
  • United States Department of Education, Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) - This agency is encharged with enforcing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and can be very useful to parents and students who are being denied access to their education records by any educational institution (pre-K to graduate school). Unfortunately, the FPCO is a highly inefficient agency that can take years to enforce FERPA (which requires production of "all education records as defined under FERPA" [note to special needs parents, students, and advocates - use those exact words when demanding records under FERPA in order to ensure you received everything]). Sadly, FERPA is in great need of being revised and, in its current state, is completely unenforceable by anyone other than the FPCO - no other law enforcement agency can currently enforce FERPA, the courts cannot (will not) do so, and it is not possible to sue for access to the records, which FERPA requires to be produced within forty-five days of the initial request (which is why the FPCO can take years to enforce this law).
  • United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - This Federal Agency can also provide great assistance to special needs students. Like the FPCO, OCR can respond to Civil Rights violations with great inconsistency between their regional offices and; indeed, has a rather turbulent past regarding their enforcement of laws protecting those with disabilities. This; however, should not prevent special needs students and their advocates from filing complaints with OCR.
  • United States Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

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