No personally identifying information (directory information is exempt) about a student shall be released without prior written parental consent. A written authorization form signed by the parent shall be kept on file. Teachers and administrators at the school the student attends who establish a “legitimate interest” may gain access to a student’s educational record. Students who have reached the age of 18 and are currently in attendance at the school may see their educational record.
Under Certain Circumstances permission does not need to be obtained:
The student is transferring to another school
The school is undergoing an audit
The school has received a subpoena or judicial order
What is a record?
A record is defined as any document, book, paper, photograph, map, sound recording or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or in connection with the transaction of official business.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy. (2015). Retrieved from http://ww2.ed.gov
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FERPA Guidelines and laws
FERPA as it relates
to educational records:
Parents shall be given annual notice of their rights under FERPA.
Parents shall not be prevented from seeing, reviewing, and inspecting the complete educational record of their child.
Unauthorized third parties shall not be given access to a student's educational record.
Parents have a right to challenge, in a hearing, the accuracy, truth, and relevance of the data kept in their child’s educational record.
No complete educational record or any portion of a student’s educational record shall be released to any outside agency or person without prior written consent of the parent.
FERPA & Records
No personally identifying information (directory information is exempt) about a student shall be released without prior written parental consent.
A written authorization...