Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Privacy of Parents and Students Act was revised as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. FERPA requires schools to provide parents and eligible students access to records directly related to the students; to permit parents and eligible students to challenge those records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or in other ways a violation of the student’s privacy or other rights; and to obtain the written consent of parents and eligible students before releasing personally identifiable information about the students contained education records.