HB 181 prohibits public schools from releasing a student’s personally identifiable information to any office, agency, or department of the federal government, even for the federal Race to the Top program, unless the school’s board of education has adopted a resolution approving the release or consent has been given. The bill also states that even through state law, Ohio Board of Education rule, or other regulations of the Department of Education, no public school is required to comply to release the information.

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Our Take on This Bill

The ACLU of Ohio is generally supportive of measures to ensure more privacy protections for students’ information.

Bill Status

Passed out of the House Education Committee on 12/5/13

Passed the House on 12/11/13


Education (H), Education (S)


Rep. Barnes (D), Rep. Becker (R), Rep. Blair (R), Rep. Buchy (R), Rep. Damschroder (R), Rep. Hayes (R), Rep. Henne (R), Rep. Hood (R), Rep. Huffman (R), Rep. J. Adams (R), Rep. Lynch (R), Rep. Retherford (R), Rep. Roegner (R), Rep. Rosenberger (R), Rep. S


Rep. Brenner (R)



Bill number

HB 181