Annual notification to parents regarding the confidentiality of student education records
Cornerstone Charter School has established written policies regarding the collection, storage, retrieval, use and transfer of student education information collected and maintained pertinent to the education of all students to ensure the confidentiality of the information and to guarantee parents’ rights of privacy. These policies and procedures are in compliance with:
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act; Title 20, United States Code, Sections 1232g and 1232h, and the Federal Regulations (34 CFR, Part 99) issued pursuant to such Act;
The Education of all Handicapped Students Act; Title 20, United States Code, Sections 1412 (2) (D) and 1417 (C); and the Federal Regulations (34 CFR 300.560-300.574) issued pursuant to such Act; and
Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 15- Section 141.
Student education records are collected and maintained to help in the instruction, guidance and educational progress of the student; to provide information to parents and staff; to provide a basis for the evaluation and improvement of school programs; and for legitimate educational research. The student records maintained by the district may include, but are not necessarily limited to, identifying data; report cards and transcripts of academic work completed; standardized achievement test scores, attendance data; reports of psychological testing; special education records; health data; teacher or counselor observations; and verified reports of serious or recurrent behavior patterns.
These records are maintained in the Enrollment Office of Cornerstone Charter School under the supervision of the Educational Services Coordinator and are available to the teachers and staff working with the student. If your son/daughter should transfer to another school, these records will be sent to the new school upon their request. Otherwise, records are not released to most agencies or persons without prior written consent of the parent.
You have the right to inspect and review any and all records related to your student, including a listing of persons who have reviewed or have received copies of the information. Parents wishing to review their student’s records should contact the Registrar for an appointment. School personnel will be available to explain the contents of the records to you. Copies of student’s education records will be made available to parents when it is not practicable for them to inspect and review the records at the school. Charges for copies of records will be twenty-five cents per page.
If you believe information in the record file is inaccurate or misleading, you have the right to request that a correction be made or to add comments of your own. If, at any time, agreement between the Site Administrator and parent cannot be reached, contact the Cornerstone Charter School Enrollment Office and request a meeting with the Educational Services Coordinator.
You shall be informed when personally identifiable information collected, maintained, or used is no longer needed to provide educational services to your student.
Copies of the District Student Education Record Confidentiality Policies and Procedures may be reviewed in the Special Education office. Federal law also permits a parent to file a complaint with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act Office in Washington, D.C., if you feel the school is violating public school records policies and statutes. FERPA 01 3/99