Frequently Asked Questions
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that ensures parents or legal guardians have access to their children’s educational records. It also ensures some control for parents or legal guardians over the disclosure of their student's information from their education records. School districts and educational agencies are required to inform parents or legal guardians of their child's FERPA protections and their rights annually.
- What rights and protections are included in FERPA?
- What is student "directory information"?
- What information is included in my student's directory information?
- Can I change my mind after I give permission for the District to withhold my child's directory information?
- Do I have to give the District permission every year if I want my child's directory information withheld?
- What are some of the common definitions to help understand FERPA and directory information?
- What are examples of how directory information can be released?
- Where can I learn more about my child's FERPA protections?