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 student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
I just called the office and left a message for them to call me back. I tried to make it clear that I wasn’t a journalist – just a citizen asking for more info – I’m guessing they’ll say ‘Thank you for your call, although we do not comment on individal stories or indicents received by our department blah blah in our review system thank you blah blah.’