FERPA AND PUBLIC RECORDS
- FERPA prohibits the release of some information (non-directory data).
- FERPA permits the release of some information (directory data).
- Wisconsin Open Records Law requires the release of information directory data because FERPA allows it. Wisconsin Open Records Law cannot compel the release of non-directory data.
In general, the College must release student directory data under a public record request. Student information with a FERPA hold will not be released under a public record request.