Student Right to Privacy of Educational Records
The amended Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Rules and Regulations of the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services provide certain rights regarding educational records.
Students have the right to review their educational records; the right to request, by formal amendment or formal hearing, changes in those records if it is believed that the records are inaccurate, misleading, or violate the student’s rights; and the right to insert in such records clarifying statements if, after a hearing, the school declines to make changes requested.
Student records may not be disclosed to anyone else without the student’s written consent. Certain types of records are excluded by law from inspection such as a parent’s financial information or a student’s psychiatrist’s, or physician’s records. The school is allowed to release directory information on a student unless a student requests in writing that directory information be withheld.
The following is considered to be directory information: student’s name, address, telephone number, sex, date, and place of birth, major field of study, dates of participation, degrees, awards, most recent previous educational institutions attended, past and present activities and academic status.
For more information visit: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
MTIC catalog Ferpa Student Right to Privacy of Educational Records (pdf)
MTIC catalog Ferpa Student Right to Privacy of Educational Records (doc)
Disabilities Services Information
For information regarding the school’s disability policy and services, please contact the Chief Administrator, Jennifer Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.