Student Records/Release of Information on Students
(Notification to Parents and Students of Rights
Concerning Student Education Records)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents/guardians (parents) and students over 18 years of age (eligible students) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records, as follows:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within a reasonable time period after the request for access is made (not to exceed 45 days).
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights.
3. The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA and state law authorize disclosure without consent.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the BOCES to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-8520.
5. The right to refuse to permit the designation of any or all of the categories of directory information.
6. The right to request that information not be provided to military recruiting officers.
October 3, 2016
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