H.R. 5871 (112th): A Plus Act

May 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Karen Bass
Representative for California's 33rd congressional district
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May 31, 2012
3 pages
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This bill was introduced on May 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 31, 2012
Referred to Committee May 31, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 to provide improvements to such Act.


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22 cosponsors (18D, 4R) (show)

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Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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Access to Papers Leads to Uninterrupted Scholars Act or the A Plus Act - Amends provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 that prohibit the Department of Education from funding educational agencies or institutions that release student educational records (or personally identifiable information other than certain directory information) to any individual, agency, or organization without written parental consent.
Expands the list of organizations exempt from such prohibitions (thereby permitting the educational agencies or institutions participating in a Department of Education program to release records or identifiable information to such organizations without parental consent) to include:
(1) organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, child welfare agencies to improve educational outcomes for students in foster care; and
(2) state or local child welfare agencies or tribal organizations responsible for a student's placement and care.
Permits the release of such records and information without additional notice to parents and students when a parent is a party to a child welfare court proceeding and a court order has already been issued in the context of that proceeding.

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