The Family Educational Rights and Privacy (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 received a request for access (25 cents per page).
2) The right to request the amendment of the students' education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
3) The right to consent to disclosure 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.
4) The right to file a complaint with the US 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 are: Family Compliance Office, US Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.
Information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed includes, but is not limited to:
- Name and address
- Field of study
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Weight and height of athletes
- Dates of attendance, degrees, and awards
- Most recent previous school attended