Text: S.3472 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-278 (01/14/2013)
[112th Congress Public Law 278]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 112-278
To amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 to
provide improvements to such Act. <<NOTE: Jan. 14, 2013 - [S. 3472]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Uninterrupted
Scholars Act (USA). 20 USC 1221 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA)''.
SEC. 2. FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY.
Section 444(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C.
1232g(b)) (commonly known as the ``Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act of 1974'') is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1)--
(A) in subparagraph (J)(ii), by striking ``and''
after the semicolon at the end;
(B) in subparagraph (K)(ii), by striking the period
at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
(C) by inserting after subparagraph (K), the
``(L) an agency caseworker or other representative of a
State or local child welfare agency, or tribal organization (as
defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and
Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)), who has the right to
access a student's case plan, as defined and determined by the
State or tribal organization, when such agency or organization
is legally responsible, in accordance with State or tribal law,
for the care and protection of the student, provided that the
education records, or the personally identifiable information
contained in such records, of the student will not be disclosed
by such agency or organization, except to an individual or
entity engaged in addressing the student's education needs and
authorized by such agency or organization to receive such
disclosure and such disclosure is consistent with the State or
tribal laws applicable to protecting the confidentiality of a
student's education records.''; and
(2) in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting ``, except when a
parent is a party to a court proceeding involving child abuse
and neglect (as defined in section 3 of the Child Abuse
Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5101 note)) or
dependency matters, and the order is issued in the context of
that proceeding, additional notice to the parent by the
educational agency or
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institution is not required'' after ``educational institution or
Approved January 14, 2013.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3472:
Vol. 158 (2012):
Dec. 17, considered and passed
Dec. 30, considered in House.
Vol. 158 (2013):
Jan. 1, considered and passed House.