FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
The family educational rights and privacy act affords parents and students over 18 years of age certain rights with respect to the student’s education records, which are paraphrased below:
- Right to review and inspect student’s educational records within 45 days of the day the district receives a request for access.
- Right to request an amendment of the student’s educational record that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading.
- Right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent the FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- Parents or eligible student have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning any alleged failure by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA.