Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Student Privacy 101: FERPA (video)
Notitication of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools:
In accordance with federal regulations and for the benefit of parents and students in the school district, this notice serves to notify parents of students currently in attendance and students of legal age of their rights regarding educational records and confidentiality.
You have the right to the following:
1. Inspect and review your child’s educational record. (FERPA 99.4)
2. If you feel the educational record is misleading or inaccurate, you can request an amendment to the part of record that is inaccurate.
3. Give written consent before any personally identifiable information is released about your child.
4. File a complaint with the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., which enforces
regulations pertaining to educational records if alleged violations are being made by the school
district and you have been unable to resolve those differences at the school district level.
Procedures to Obtain Educational Records
1. Contact the school principal and inform him/her that you would like a copy of your child’s
2. Allow the school five days to copy and provide the requested information. There may be a small fee to cover the copying.
Procedures for Requesting a Change in Your Child’s Education Record
1. Inform the school principal that you have discovered inaccurate or misleading information and
would like it amended or removed.
2. Allow the school district five to 10 working days to decide whether your request is valid.
3. If the school district disagrees with the request, you can file for a hearing with the school district to voice your concerns.
4. If, as a result of the hearing, the school district decides that the information is inaccurate or
misleading, the school will amend the record and inform you of the amendment in writing.
5. If, as a result of the hearing, the school district decides the information is accurate and not
misleading, they will notify you of the right to place a statement in the record explaining why
you feel the information is misleading or incorrect.
6. The school district is obligated to place a copy of your statement in the educational record.