Parents’ Access to Educational Records

  • Parents have the right to inspect and review their child’s educational record. If parents request copies of the records, a copying fee may be charged. The District will respond to parent requests for inspections, explanations and interpretations of the records within 10 days. Parents may request amending the student’s records if they believe the educational record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. The Southern York County School District will respond to such requests in writing. Confidential records will not be released to outside parties without the written consent of the parents, except under limited circumstances outlined in Board Policy 216. Consent means that parents have been informed of the activity requiring consent, that they agree in writing to the activity, and that consent is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time. Consent is transferred to the student when the student is 21 years of age and has graduated from a school program or has withdrawn from a school program.

    Parents have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if it is believed that the District fails to comply with FERPA. The District will provide a copy of its confidentiality policy upon request.