FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
School divisions must provide parents/guardians and adult students annual notice of their rights to inspect and review education records, amend education records, consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information in education records and file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. 34 C.F.R. § 99.7. You may also click here to download the U.S. Department of Education’s Model Notification of Rights for Elementary and Secondary Schools.
School divisions must give notice of the categories of information, if any, which they have designated as directory information. This requirement may be met by providing parents a copy of the division’s FERPA policy (School Board Policy JO Student Records). 20 U.S.C. §1232g (a) (5) (B). The division must allow a reasonable period of time after such notice has been given for a parent to inform the division that any or all of the information designated should not be released without the parent's prior consent. You may also click here to download a Model Notice of Directory Information.