Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

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Annual Notification of Rights The Family Right & Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (otherwise known as FERPA) sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs release of records maintained by a school district as well as access to those records. This notice explains the rights of parents with respect to student educational records, and outlines the District's procedures to comply with FERPA. Parents have the right to:

1. Inspect and review the student's educational records. Requests to inspect records should be directed to a school administrator.

2. Seek amendment of the student's educational records that the parent believes to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights. Requests to amend records should be directed to a school administrator.

3. Consent to disclosures to personally identifiable information contained in student education records, except to the extent that FERPA and state law authorize such disclosures without consent.

The District maintains the right to disclose educational records to other school officials, including teachers, within the school district who have been determined to have legitimate educational interests in the records. School officials are certified staff and have a legitimate educational interest if the record information sought will, if disclosed, assist the official in providing education or other related services to the student.

4. File a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office of the United States Department of Education alleging that the District is not in compliance with FERPA requirements. The address of this office is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.