In certain circumstances, some information in the following categories may not be considered “education records” covered by FERPA:
- medical records;
- law enforcement records;
- employment records;
- records about post-graduation alumni achievements; and
- a faculty or staff member’s personal notes about a student that are not shared with others.
In addition, your personal observations of a student’s behavior are not education records covered by FERPA.
Please consult the registrar of the student’s school before concluding that the types of information discussed above are not protected by FERPA.