FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT
The district makes videos and photographs of students and their school work. Your student might be included in video or photographs that the District uses outside the district (e.g. printed materials, district website). Please make sure to fill out the Opt-Out Form in the registration process if you DO NOT want video or photographs of your child to be released.
Notice of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Act affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading.
(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 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 20202-5901. For more information, please contact the Principal or Counselor at your local school.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. Student educational records are private. Schools may only release them to the student's parents/legal guardians.
Directory Information & Photos
However, FERPA does allow school districts to release a student's "directory information". FERPA defines "directory information" as information in a student’s educational record that generally would not be considered harmful or invasive to privacy if disclosed. Parents/legal guardians have the option to ask the school district to keep directory information private. Please contact the school secretary should you have questions.
Filing a Complaint
If you want to file a complaint in our school district, please follow the procedures in School Board Policy X. The links to the policy and procedure are listed below:
If your complaint is not resolved after following the steps in School Board you may contact the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI and follow their complaint procedure).