The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (ďeligible studentĒ) certain rights with respect to the studentís education records.† These rights are:
Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect.† The Principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
Parents or eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate.† They should write the School principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate.† If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.† Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Upon request, the School discloses educational records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
Family Policy Compliance Office
U. S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605