Cazenovia Central School District
Parents and Students 18 & Over
Notice is hereby given to residents of the Cazenovia School District that the schools regularly collect information on students and maintain this material in student records. Pursuant to the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 parents of district children and students over 18 years of age have a right to inspect and review any and all official records, files, and data directly related to their children or themselves including all material that is incorporated into each folder intended for school use or to be available to parties outside the school system; and specifically including but not necessarily limited to identifying data, academic work completed, level of achievement, attendance data, scores on standardized tests, health data, family background information, teacher or counselor ratings and observations, and verified reports of serious or recurring behavior patterns. Requests to review official records must be in writing to the building principal or superintendent of schools.
In addition, parents of a student under 18 have the right to request a correction of any information contained in the student record that they believe to be in error, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate. Such a request shall be filed in writing with the principal of the school having the record with a copy sent to the superintendent. In the event such a request is denied the interested parties have the right to appeal to the superintendent for a hearing. Parents, guardians, or eligible students may:
- file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging failure of the district to comply with FERPA and its regulations; and
- obtain copies of this policy and the locations where copies may be obtained.
Student records other than directory and public relations information and any material contained therein which is personally identifiable, are confidential and may not be released or made available to persons other than parents or students without written consent of such parents or students. There are exceptions to this rule such as other school employees and officials, and certain State and Federal Officials who have a legitimate educational need for access to such records in the course of their employment. Directory and public relations information means name, address, date and participation in activities recognized as official student organizations and other similar information already a matter of public knowledge in the school community.
This directory information is entirely exempt from the provisions of the Privacy Act and may be made public without written consent of parent or student. This includes publication in the “Blue & Gold” or the District Web Site. However, students 18 and over or the parents of students of any age can request that the school not make directory information available. Those requests will be honored. Please send a letter to Mr. Matthew Reilly, Superintendent at Cazenovia Central School, 31 Emory Avenue, Cazenovia, NY 13035.
Cazenovia Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, national origin, race, or sex regarding its educational or employment practices. Inquiries concerning this policy of equal opportunity and questions on grievance procedures should be referred to the Superintendent of Schools, 31 Emory Avenue, Cazenovia, NY 13035, or (315) 655-1317.