A private school that doesn’t have federal funding is not subject to the provisions of FERPA or PPRA.
If the education department in a private school directly funds a research, then PPRA applies. The PPRA is also known as the “Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment”. It is a US federal law that provides “rights to the parents of minor students in public, as well as private schools related to the survey that, to ask personal questions”(C Sonia).
The PPRA law requires a written agreement from the parents of the students before the kids take part in any research which is sponsored by the education department.
The primary purpose of FERPA is to provide parents with specific rights regarding the release of educational records of their children. School authorities such as counsellors, teachers, and principals can also access student records for legitimate functions of the school. Generally, the private schools must have written permission from a children’s parent before revealing any information from the record of students which is confidential.