~ Notification of Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ~
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records by completing a request form (Appendix G of School Board Procedure 515) and submitting it to the principal.
- 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 under FERPA by completing a request form (Appendix H of School Board Procedure 515) and submitting it to the principal.
- The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school, school district, or post-secondary institution in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by ISD 279-Osseo Area Schools 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
ISD 279-Osseo Area Public Schools designates the following personally identifiable information contained in a student’s education record as “directory information,” and will disclose that information without prior written consent.
1. The student’s name
2. The student’s address
3. The student’s date of birth
4. The school of attendance
5. The student’s dates of school attendance
6. The student’s grade level completed (i.e., first grade, tenth grade, etc.)
7. The student’s awards and degrees
8. The student’s participation in officially recognized activities/sports
9. The student’s height and weight, if a member of an athletic team
10. The student’s photograph
A parent/guardian of a student or an eligible student may object to the listed directory information being disclosed without the parent/guardian or eligible student’s prior written consent except as provided under federal and state law. In order to make all directory information private, the parent/guardian or eligible student must submit a completed Denial of Release of Directory Information (Appendix C of School Board Policy 515) to the Building Principal or Superintendent of Schools.
This designation will remain in effect for one year or until it is modified by the written direction of the student’s parent/guardian or the eligible student whichever occurs first.