Panorama Community Schools

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Access to Student Records

Access to Student Records

Student records containing personally identifiable information, except for directory information are confidential. Only persons, including employees, who have a legitimate educational interest, are allowed to access a student's records without the parent's permission. Parents may access, request amendments to and copy their child's records during regular office hours. Parents may also file a complaint with the United States Department of Education if they feel their rights regarding their child's records have been violated.

For a complete copy of the school district's policy on student records or the procedure for filing a complaint, contact the board secretary in the central administration office. Student directory information is released without parental permission unless the parent asks the school district not to release it. Parents must notify the school district at the beginning of the school year if they do not want the school district to release directory information.

Directory information includes name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, degrees and awards received, most recent educational institution attended, year in school, dates of attendance, and height and weight of athletes.