Weber District's Family Educational Rights & Privacy Notice

Weber District’s Family Educational Rights & Privacy Notice

Elementary and Junior High Schools

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents and students over 18 (“eligible students”) the following rights to the student’s education records.

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45days of the day the District receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request amendment of the student’s education records that theparent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
  3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except as FERPA allows disclosure without consent. Three of the disclosures allowed without consent are:
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. TheOffice administering FERPA is the Family Policy Compliance Office, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20202-4605.

After parents or eligible students submit a written request to the principal identifying the record(s) they wish to inspect, the principal will arrange for access and tell the parent or eligible student when and where the records may be inspected.

Parents or eligible students may ask for amendment of a record believed to be inaccurate or misleading by writing to the school principal and clearly identifying the record to be changed and specifying why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the District decides not to amend the record, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of the right to a hearing.

(a) FERPA permits disclosure of education records without consent to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member; a School Board member; a person or entity the District has designated to perform a special task, such as a school resource officer; or a person serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary committee, or assisting another school official in performing a responsibility. A legitimate educational interest exists if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill their responsibility as a school official.

(b) If a student plans to enroll in another school district, the District will disclose education records to the receiving district upon the receiving district’s request.

(c) FERPA permits disclosure of directory information without consent to third parties unless there is a timely written refusal. Unless parents or eligible students write to the school within15 days after distribution of this notice to refuse disclosure of directory information, the information may be disclosed. Directory information mayinclude a student’s: (i) name, (ii) address, (iii) telephone number, (iv) date and place of birth, (v) participation in activities or sports, (vi) weight and height of athletic team members, (vii) images (photo, video, etc.), (viii) awards, degrees and honors, (ix) dates of enrollment and (x) grade level and major field of study.

Your questions about this policy can be directed to Student Services at 476-7811.

Revised 4/20/12

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