State and federal law gives parents, guardians, and students 18 years of age and older certain rights concerning school records. These rights are listed below.
1. As a parent or guardian you have a right to review your child’s school records,
and those persons 18 years and older have a right to review their school records.
To review the records, you should give the principal a written request listing the
records that you wish to see. The principal must allow you to see the records
within 45 days from receiving your request.
2. As a parent or guardian you have the right to request changes in your child’s
school records if you believe the records to be inaccurate, misleading, or
that they violate your privacy rights. If you are a student age 18 years or
older, you may also request changes in your record if you believe the records
to be inaccurate, misleading, or they violate your privacy rights. To change
school records, you must notify the school principal in writing which information
you wish changed and why you think it should be changed. If the principal
agrees with the request, the records will be changed. If the principal disagrees
with the request, a hearing may be requested with the appropriate School Reform
Team Executive Director.
3. Some of the information in your child’s school records is not confidential
and may be releasedwithout your consent. This information is known as
"directory information." Directory informationincludes the following:
• full legal name
• the image or likeness in pictures, videotape, film, or other medium
• dates of attendance
• major field of study
• participation in officially recognized sports and activities
• height and weight of athletic team members
• degrees and awards received
• most recent educational institution attended
• subsequent educational institution attended
• academic work intended for publication or display
4. Military recruiters and institutions of higher education are entitled under federal
law to a list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of high school
students unless you object to such release.
5. Both parents have a right to see the school records of their child unless there
is a certified copy of a court order on file at the school that specifically denies
the right to access school records. Copies of school records are available for
a minimal copying charge. If you have any questions about these rights, please
contact the school office.