V-55: Compliance with FERPA

North Sanpete School District
Statement of ............. 

Board Policy with Guidelines  

Policy Number:  V-55
Effective Date:  11/10/92
Revised Date:  08/18/2015
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Subject:  Compliance with FERPA

It is the policy of the North Sanpete School District Board of Education to follow state and federal laws and guidelines pertaining to student records and family privacy rights. In general, district employees are directed not to disclose personal information about students or their school performance unless the individual or agency requesting such information has both a legal right and a legitimate educational need to obtain it. The purpose of this policy is to assure students and their parents or guardians of their rights under the law, including the following:

  • The right to examine and request the amendment of education records [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)].
  • The right to limit access to student records and/or personal information, in certain circumstances, by requiring the prior written consent of a parent or guardian before the information or records can be released (FERPA).
  • The right to be notified of, examine, and either consent to or opt out of, participating in surveys or educational activities that relate to specific protected areas [Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)].
  • The right to deny the release of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of    high school students to military or college recruiters [Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)].

Legal References:
20 U.S.C. 1232g Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
20 U.S.C. 1232h Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
10 U.S. Code ยง 503 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

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