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.
*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
*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