Notice of Rights Under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Students in the Cocalico School District.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) extends
certain rights with respect to the student's education records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education
records within 45 days of the date the District receives a request for
Parents or eligible students (students over 18 years of age) should
submit to the school principal or other appropriate school official
a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect.
The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent
or eligible students of the time and place where the records may be
inspected. Parents or eligible students may make notes from the record
or may request copies at 25 cents per copy.
- Parents or eligible students may ask the Cocalico School
District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading.
They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of
the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the
parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible
student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing
regarding their request for the amendment. Additional information regarding
the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student
when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable
information contained in the student's education records, except to
the extend that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception
which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure 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 (including health or medical staff and law enforcement
unit personnel); a person serving on the school board: a person or company
with whom the District has contracted to perform a specific task (such
as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent
or student serving on an official committee (such as a disciplinary
or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing
his or her task). A school official has a legitimate educational interest
if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill
his or her professional responsibility.
Under request, the District discloses educational records without consent
to officials of another district in which a student seeks or intends
- The right to file a complaint with the United States
Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District
to comply with the requirement of FERPA.
The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605