The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age certain rights with respect to the student’s educational records.
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access. Parents should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Waukee Community School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
- Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-8520.
Student Directory Information
Pursuant to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), student directory information may be released to the public. Any student over the age of eighteen or parent not wanting this information released must make objection in writing by September 15 to the principal on the form provided in Policy 506.2(E)1. The objection needs to be renewed annually.
The District has designated the following as student directory information:
- Home and Email Addresses
- Telephone Number
- Date and Place of Birth
- Major field of study
- Grade level
- Enrollment Status
- Dates of Attendance
- Participation in Official Activities and Sports
- Weight and Height of Athletic Team Members
- Honors and Awards
- The most recent educational agency or institution attended
- Student ID number, or other unique personal identifier used in electronic systems that cannot be used to access student education records without an additional password or PIN (a student’s social security number, in whole or part, cannot be used for this purpose)