Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) specifies rights related to educational records. This Act gives the parent or guardian the right to:

  • inspect and review his/her child’s educational records
  • make copies of these records
  • receive a list of the individuals having access to the child’s records
  • ask for an explanation of any item in the records
  • ask for an amendment to any report on the grounds that it is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the child’s rights
  • have a hearing on the issue if the school refuses to make the amendment

Contact Joseph M. Horton, Associate Superintendent, 407 8th St SE, Altoona, Iowa 50009, or                at 515-967-4294 for more information, or the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Dept. of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.

FERPA General Guidance for Parents