The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."
Douglas County School District follows all aspects of the FERPA Law. Annual notification on our records security procedures are addresed each year as a part of the Online Check-in process. Board Policy JRA/JRC - Student Education Records is included in the Douglas County School District Student Rights & Responsibilities manual for all parents and students. Please contact Student Data & Information Services for any questions you may have about our records security procedures.