FERPA Notice

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FERPA Notice

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1975 (FERPA) provides access to records, files, documents and other materials which contain information directly relating to a student. All parents/guardians of students under 18 years of age, and students 18 years of age or older or enrolled in a post-secondary school have the following rights under FERPA:

  1. To inspect and review the student’s educational records
  2. To be provided, on request, with a copy of all or part of the student’s educational records
  3. To exercise limited control over other people’s access to the student’s educational records
  4. To designate, in writing, a representative who will inspect, review or copy such records
  5. To request and receive from the District a reasonable explanation of information contained in the student’s educational records
  6. To challenge the contents of the student’s educational records and to seek to correct the student’s educational records, by contacting the building principal and, if the situation is not satisfactorily remedied, by requesting a hearing with the Superintendent of Schools
  7. To report violations of FERPA to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  8. To obtain copies of the Student Records policy and regulations at the Office of the District Clerk

Records Access Officer
Michael Giardina, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Telephone: 845-355-5810

Learn more: 
U.S. Department of Education Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)