5515.00 | Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Requirements

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents/guardians and students over eighteen (18) years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student's education records. Parents/guardians and students will be given notification of their rights as defined by FERPA once every year. This notification will be given using a parent letter from the Superintendent. The annual notice will contain information regarding the right to inspect and copy the records, the right to seek an amendment to the record, and the right to consent or object to the disclosure of personally identifiable information as authorized by law. The notice will inform parent/guardians and students of the right to make a written request to opt-out of the requirements of Section 9528-Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Laws & Guidance, U.S. Department of Education that requires schools to release names, addresses, and phone numbers of students to the United States Military. The notice will also inform the parents/ guardians and students of their right to file a complaint concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA with the U. S. Department of Education. (7-31-17)