Winooski School District

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Confidentiality

Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Student educational records are protected by FERPA. This is a federal privacy protection law. FERPA is also known as the Buckley Amendment.
FERPA protections:

*Parents have the right to inspect and review their child’s educational records. They have the right to
make copies of the record. The District does have a policy for copying costs.

*Parents can write a statement if they disagree with something in the child’s record.

*The Vermont Agency of Education is allowed access to student records. Access logs must be
appropriately signed.

*Records have access logs which individuals must sign when reviewing the record.

*At age 18, rights under FERPA are transferred to the student. However, parents retain access to the
student records if the child remains a dependent.

*Interagency meetings require the school to gain written permission to discuss educational information.

What is confidential information?

*Anything that is part of the educational record

*Any information that is identifiable information or student specific