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Parent's FERPA Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.

They are:

         1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the district      receives a request for access.

         2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.

         3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

         4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
                            Family Policy Compliance Office
                            Department of Education
                            Independence Avenue, S.W.
                            Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

         5. The district routinely makes public certain directory information regarding students. This directory information includes the student name, address, telephone number, picture, height and weight of athletes, extracurricular activities, awards, honor rolls, electronic listings, Internet web pages, and other information which is typically found in school yearbooks, programs, bulletins and student newspapers. In addition, the district discloses names, addresses and telephone numbers to military recruiters upon request. Parents and eligible students shall have from July 15 until September 1 to review this notice and request in writing that all or any part of the directory information not be disclosed without prior written consent.

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