Student records will be created, managed, and disclosed in a manner consistent with state and federal laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT ACT), the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the requirements of the Arizona Uniform System of Financial Records (USFR), and the Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records.
Parents/Legal Guardians will receive an annual notification outlining their rights/procedures to; inspect their student's records, seek amendment to records if they believe them to be inaccurate or misleading, and file a complaint with the District and/or the U.S. Department of Education regarding possible FERPA violations.
Record Retention and Destruction
The retention and destruction of student records shall be as specified in the USFR, the Arizona Department of Library Archives and Public Records and relevant federal statutes and regulations.
Based on the type of record, the retention years can range from 2 years to 4 years.