Additionally, two laws govern special education confidentiality. FERPA (FamilyEducational Rights and Privacy Act), and IDEIA (Individuals with Disabilities EducationImprovement Act). Both of these regulations indicate that confidentiality must be maintained relative to special education students. Therefore, any written or verbal communication with anyone who does not have a right to know is in violation of these laws. A volunteer should not discuss a child’s disability, needs or personal information with any individual outside of the classroom instructor, building principal, or staff member. The volunteer should not carry any written or verbal statements outside of the school that would divulge the child’s disability. In essence, only those who work directly with the student are considered as those with a “need to know.”
If at any time these terms of confidentiality are violated by a volunteer, termination of volunteer services may occur.
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