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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-380, FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment:

  • Guarantees you the right to inspect and review your child’s file. You also have the right to receive copies of the file information.
  • Says that only people who need to see the file can see it.
  • Allows you to challenge information in the file you feel is inaccurate or misleading.
  • Allows you to ask the school to remove something in the file that you disagree with. If the request is denied, you have at least two options:
    • You may attach a statement to the page in question telling why you disagree.
    • You may request a hearing (However, consider the value of this formal process and what you need to accomplish).

To view FERPA in its entirety