Obviously, Springboro City Schools treasurer Terrah Floyd is not in agreement with your assessment.In reading FERPA, it seems the law is speaking of student records such as grades, credits taken, etc. And these rights are only applicable when the student is attending school.
"The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)(20 U.S.C.§ 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."
Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance."
"In the district document reviewed by EAGnews, Springboro Treasurer Terrah Floyd acknowledges that the student information Wray used to send her email was protected under Ohio state law and the federal governments Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)."