Summit Salon Academy complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which is designed to protect students’ rights regarding educational records maintained by the school. Under FERPA, a student has the following rights:
- The right to inspect and review his/her educational record(s) within 45 days after submitting a written request to the Authorized School Official to view those records. The Authorized School Official must make arrangements and notify the student as to when and where the records may be reviewed.
- The right to make a written request for correction or amendment of any information that the student believes to be inaccurate.
- The right to a hearing to appeal to the school’s denial of his or her request to amend or correct their records.
- The right to have his/her records kept confidential and not released without the student’s written consent, except for directory information which includes the student’s name; program of study; dates of attendance; honors or awards received; and participation in school-sponsored activities.
- The right to submit a written request to keep his/her directory information confidential.
- The right to have confidential information from his/her file released directly to the student; and,
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) against Summit Salon Academy for claims that the school failed to comply with the provisions of FERPA, at DOE/Family Policy Compliance Office, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.
Under FERPA, Summit Salon Academy has the following rights, without a student’s consent:
- 1. The right to disclosure personally identifiable information contained in a student’s education records to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a Summit Salon Academy employee in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, and support staff position. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
- The right to disclose personally identifiable information contained in a student’s education records to persons or organizations providing students financial aid, accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, persons in compliance with a judicial order, and persons who, in emergency, seek to protect the health or safety of students or other persons; and,
- The right, after making a reasonable attempt to notify student, to disclose the student’s education records to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.