STUDENT RIGHTS TO ACCESS RECORDS
Students have the right to inspect and review the student’s educational records maintained by CCI Training Center, except for financial records of the student’s parent or guardian. The request must be in writing to the School Director. Records covered by FERPA will be made available within forty-five (45) days of the written request. Students have the right to request changes to their records by written request to the School Director. If CCI Training Center decides not to amend the record the student, then has the right to a formal hearing. If CCI Training Center still decides not to amend the record, the student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth the student’s view of the contested information.
FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, pertains to the release of and access to student educational records.
Student records will not be released to another 2nd party without prior written consent from the student on the Release of Private Information form. CCI Training Center will honor the request from a former student to add or delete a Release of Private Information. Students will be asked to sign a release giving CCI Training Center permission to release information from a student’s education record to potential employers.
CCI Training Center will disclose information from a student’s record without the written consent of the student to appropriate CCI Training Center staff members who require access to educational records in order to perform their legitimate educational duties, officials of other schools in which the student seeks or intends to enroll, in connection with the student’s application for or receipt of financial aid, and state, federal, and accrediting agencies as required.
If students believe that their FERPA rights have been violated, they may contact the Family Policy Compliance Office of the Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 2002-4605. Additional information is available at www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco.
At the post-secondary level, parents have no inherent right to access or inspect their child’s educational records, including final grades, grades on exams, and other information about academic progress. This information is protected under FERPA and parents do not have access to it unless the student has provided express, written authorization, or unless the student is a dependent as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue code of 1954.
In emergency or crisis situations, CCI Training Center may release non-directory information if the institution determines that the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.