Student Handbook Confidentiality Requirements

Confidentiality Requirements

            The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) require that all parents be notified annually, in the primary language used in the home, of their rights under the law. This annual notice shall be given to inform parents of the following;

1.         All records kept on a student, including computerized data can be found in that student's attendance center. Copies of the student's file can be found in cum file, gifted teacher/coordinator and classroom teacher's file.

2.         Parents have the right to inspect and review all educational records; to receive explanations and interpretations of the records; and to obtain copies upon request.

3.         Parents have the right to request to amend educational records believed to be inaccurate, misleading or in violation of a student's privacy.

4.         Parents have the right to request a hearing if the district refuses to amend an

                        educational record.

5.         No student record will be disclosed without informed parental consent, except to persons with a legitimate educational interest.

            The "personally identifiable information" which the Act protects includes, but is not limited to, test scores and grades identified with student's name, the names of the student's parents or other family members, personal identifiers such as social security number or student number, personal characteristics that would make the student's identity easily traceable, or other information that would make the student's identity easily traceable.

            Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” type information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, if a parent, guardian, and/or student do not want this information released, they must annually contact the school in writing within a reasonable amount of time of receipt of this handbook that they do not want this information disclosed.

            Parents and eligible students who need assistance or who wish to file a complaint under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment  (PPRA) should do so in writing to the Family Policy Compliance Office, sending pertinent information through the mail, concerning any allegations to the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue SW,

Washington, DC 20202-5920