According to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), all parents-even those not having custo- dial rights of their children, have the right to access each education resource that the school keeps on their child.
1. Through written request, the parent asks to view the students’ educational records.
2. Within a reasonable time, the principal sets a specific date and place for viewing the file. The Principal or a delegate must be present while the file is viewed.
3. No records are to be released from the building, except in cases where parents have signed a release form for specific re- cords to be delivered to specific educational personnel.
The School abides by the provisions of the Buckley Amendment with respect to the rights of non-custodial parents. In the ab- sence of a court order to the contrary, a school will provide the non-custodial parent with access to the academic records and to other school-related information regarding the child upon request.
Responsibility of the Custodial Parent
If there is a court order specifying that there is to be no information given to the non-custodial parent, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide the school with an official copy.
We ask that a copy of the custodial section of the court decree be filed with the school. This information is necessary in determin- ing if or when the child may be released to the other parent.
No materials will be copied without knowledge of the parties involved. All records must be returned the same day.