Under FERPA, a school must annually notify eligible students in attendance of their rights.
The annual notification must include information regarding an eligible student's right to
inspect and review his or her education records, the right to seek to amend the records, the
right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records (except in
certain circumstances), and the right to file a complaint with FERPCO regarding an alleged
failure by a school to comply with FERPA. It must also inform eligible students of the school's
definitions of the terms "school official" and "legitimate educational interest."
The district must also provide notice to parents about the types of student information it
releases (name, address, phone number, etc.) and offer them the chance to object in writing
to the release of that information.
*The school may provide the notice by any means likely to inform eligible students of their
20 U.S.C. § 1232(g); 34 C.F.R. § 99.37