ERIC Number: ED224556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Your School Records: Questions & Answers about a Set of Rights for Parents & Students. (Revised and Updated Edition).
Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
The ways in which parents and students can exercise their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act are discussed in this booklet. The Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, gives all parents and guardians of students under 18 years of age and all students who are over 18 or who attend postsecondary schools the right to see, correct, and control access to student records. The records specified in this regard are only those which are "personally identifiable" (in other words, records that contain the student's name, social security number, student identification number, or other data that make them traceable to the student). Under the provisions of the law, schools are required to establish written procedures to carry out the rights this law establishes, and the Department of Education is required to see that they do. Procedures for gaining and controlling access to records and for making corrections in them are specified. Also indicated are procedures to follow if schools refuse access to records or release information without the student's consent. Concluding material provides a list of resource groups for students with problems or questions concerning their rights under the Act. (RH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, School Responsibility, Student Records, Student Rights
Children's Defense Fund, 1520 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Paper, $1.10; 10-19 copies, 10% discount; 20-99 copies, 20% discount; 100 or more, 25% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974