Access to Student Records/Student Privacy/Student Directory Information
**refer to Policy 7250-Student Privacy and Protection under ESSA and PPRA and FERPA**
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) affords parents/guardians and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records, including:
Access to Student Records
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days the School District receives a request for access. Parents/Guardians or eligible students should submit to the Principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent/guardian or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent/guardian or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents/Guardians or eligible students may ask the School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading or otherwise. They should write to the Building Principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the School District decides not to amend the record, as requested by the parent/guardian or eligible student, the School District will notify the parent/guardian or eligible student of the decision and advise him/her of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent/guardian or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosures 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. A school official is a person employed by the School District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor or support staff member (including health or medical staff); a person serving on the Board of Education; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, District’s insurance company, related service provider or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. 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 District discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
Student Directory Information
- The right not to have Directory Information disclosed without prior written consent. This School District designates the following items as Directory Information, and may disclose any of these items without prior written consent, unless notified to the contrary, in writing, by the parent/guardian or eligible student within fourteen (14) days of receipt of this notice:
- student’s name
- telephone listing
- date and place of birth
- major field of study
- weight & height of members of athletic teams
- participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- degrees and awards received, picture and/or video picture
- name of the educational agency or institution previously attended by the student
- photographic/digital images, voiceprints, video and streaming video for instructional and school purposes