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Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s educational records.

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
  3. The right to receive notice of any decision by the School District not to amend a student’s education records, as requested by the parent or eligible student, and the right to a hearing regarding the School?District’s denial of a request  for an amendment.
  4. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
  5. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:  Family Policy Compliance Office; U.S. Department of Education; 600 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20202-4605.

Parents of students or eligible students may inspect and review the student’s education records upon request. Such request shall be in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools or designee, identifying as precisely as possible, the record or records which s/he wishes to inspect.