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My kids school announced...

My kids school announced to the class he has head lice to stay away from him. Is that a violation of confidentiality to my son? He's now being subjected to bullying.

Lawyer's Assistant: Is there reason to believe the child's safety is in danger?

He's now being subjected to bullying. So yes

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

This happened yesterday. No

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Family Lawyer: Gerald-Esquire, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Family Lawyer: Gerald-Esquire, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Hello,

Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

The school should NOT have singled out your child. It does sound like they may have violated the privacy rights of your son.

There is a federal law and most states have similar laws pertaining to student rights and privacy. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of students. It may be that the school violated this.

You can file a complaint at no cost to you with the State and Federal Departments of Education.

Here is the federal agency contact:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education***** SW
Washington, D.C.###-##-####/p>

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