Policies: Best Practices for Parents
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To protect your child’s privacy, the law generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing your child’s personally identifiable information to individuals other than you. 

If you have further questions, please contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office using the contact information provided below. 
 
Family Policy Compliance Office 
U.S. Department of Education 
400 Maryland Ave. S.W. 
Washington, DC 20202-5920 
202-260-3887

For quick, informal responses to routine questions about FERPA, parents may also e-mail the Family Policy Compliance Office at ferpa.customer@ed.gov. Additional information and guidance may be found at FPCO’s website.