FERPA TrainingFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act
What rights do parents have under FERPA?
- FERPA gives certain
rights to parents regarding their children’s educational records.
- Rights transfer to
- upon reaching 18 years of age or
- attending any school beyond the secondary level.
- Rights transfer to the student
- When may a parent
access a student’s educational records?
- Law allows parental access if student is claimed as a dependent for Federal income tax purposes.
- Access is granted to both the parent who claims the student as well as the parent who is not claiming the student.
- Parent must produce a Federal Income Tax Return verifying the student as a dependent, and sign a Request By Parent or Guardian for Access to Student Records in the Admissions and Records Office.
- Additional information
may be obtained by contacting Admissions and Records at (850) 718-2271.
- Parent may have access if the student is willing to release information.
Student must complete a consent form in Admissions and Records each time information is to be released.