The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are rights to:
1) inspect and review the student’s records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access;
2) request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate;
3) consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent;
4) file a complaint concerning alleged school district failures to comply with the requirements of FERPA to Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-5901.
Requests to inspect records should be made to the building principal. Requests to amend records should be directed to the district administrator.
All patient health care records must remain confidential unless disclosure is permitted by policy or applicable law. The district’s patient health care records may be released upon request without informed consent as allowed by applicable law.
The district must make student records available to district employees who are required to hold a teacher’s license, and to other district officials the School Board determines has a legitimate educational interest in the student’s record. A legitimate educational interest exists when a district employee or official reasonably needs to know the information to perform his or her professional responsibilities.