Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Coeur d’Alene School District 271
NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS AND NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE
For Elementary and Secondary Schools SY 2009-2010
In Accordance With the Family Rights and Privacy Act as amended 1997
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student's education records. They are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the Coeur d’Alene School District 271 receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask the Coeur d’Alene School District 271 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 the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the students education records, except to the extent 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 special 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 tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request the District discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20202-4605.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended in 1997, the Coeur d'Alene School District 271 of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, hereby gives notice to all parents, legal guardians, and students eighteen years of age attending the Coeur d'Alene School District schools that the following information is being categorized as directory information: the students name, address (high school only), telephone listing (high school only), graduation year (grade level), participation in officially recognized activities such as sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams; and, degrees and awards received.
Directory information may be published and released by the District without prior consent of the legal guardian or student 18 years of age or older, unless the parent, legal guardian or student 18 years of age or older notifies the District by October 19, 2009, that the above mentioned directory information should not be released without prior written consent of the parents, legal guardian or student 18 years of age or older. Such notification should be in writing and addressed to Lynn Towne, Clerk of the Board of Trustees, 311 N 10th Street, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814, and to the principal of the school where the student attends.
Pursuant to Idaho Code 92-318, notice is hereby given that the Title IX Officer for the Coeur d’Alene School District is Kelly Ostrom, Human Resources Director. Inquiries, complaints and information regarding Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Officer at 311 N. 10th Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.