Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age certain rights with respect to the student’s educational records. These rights are: (1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents should submit to the School Principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. (2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. (3) The right to consent to disclosures 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 Waukee School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-8520.