FERPA

Annual Notification of FERPA Rights
 
The following guidance provides parents with general information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under FERPA, a school must annually notify parents of students in attendance of their rights under FERPA. The annual notification must include information regarding a parent's right to inspect and review his or her child's education records, the right to seek to amend the records, the right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records (except in certain circumstances), and the right to file a complaint with the Office regarding an alleged failure by a school to comply with FERPA. The school must also inform parents of its definitions of the terms "school official" and "legitimate educational interest."
 
More detailed information concerning these rights can be found at: