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Last modified: September 27, 2023

Policy No. 3210 Compliance with FERPA

It is the policy of the Provo City School District Board of Education to follow state and federal laws and guidelines pertaining to student records and family privacy rights. In general, district employees are directed not to disclose personal information about students or their school performance unless the individual or agency requesting such information has both a legal right and a legitimate educational need to obtain it.

The purpose of this policy is to assure students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) of their rights under the law, including the following:

  • The right to examine and request the amendment of education records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA));
  • The right to limit access to student records and/or personal information, in certain circumstances, by requiring the prior written consent of a parent(s)/guardian(s) before the information or records can be released (FERPA);
  • The right to be notified of, examine, and either consent to or opt out of participating in surveys or educational activities that relate to specific protected areas (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA));
  • The right to deny the release of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of high school students to military or college recruiters (Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)); and
  • To maintain the rights of students, 18 years and older, to make their own educational decisions and keep their school-related information confidential.

Legal References & Synopsis

20 U.S.C. 1232g

Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

20 U.S.C. 1232h 

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

10 U.S. Code § 503

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Approved by Board of Education

August 12, 2014

Revised: February 11, 2020

Procedures and Forms