The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) offers students certain rights with respect to their educational records.
- Students enrolled at Amlotus shall have the right to inspect and review the contents of their education records, within 45 days of the day the institution receives the request for access. Students may request to review their education records by submitting a written request identifying the record(s) the student wishes to review to the Office Manager or School Agent. The institution will arrange for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- Any personal information regarding students (including attendance and grades) will NOT be released to any third parties without expressed written consent of the student.
- A student’s education records are defined as files, materials, or documents, including those in electronic format, that contain information directly related to the student and are maintained by the institution, except as provided by law. Access to a student’s education records is afforded to school officials who have a legitimate educational interest in the records. A school official is defined as a person employed or engaged by the institution in an administrative, supervisory, academic or support staff position; a person or company (including its employees) with whom the school has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, consultant or collection agent); a trustee serving on a governing board; or a person assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record to fulfill his or her professional responsibility or commitment to the school or conform with the law.
- Students may request that the institution amend any of their education records, if they believe the record contains information that is inaccurate, misleading or in violation of their privacy rights. The request for change must be made in writing and delivered to the Administrative Director, and must identify the part of the record the student wants changed and the reason for the requested change stated fully.
- The written consent of the student is required before personally identifiable information from education records of that student may be released to a third party, unless the disclosure is otherwise allowed under an express FERPA exception to disclosure or is required by law.
- A student who believes that the Amlotus has violated his or her rights concerning the release of or access to his or her records has the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901