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cbg

I'm a Northern Girl
Bottom line; You very well may be able to get the name on your transcripts changed; you just can't use FERPA to do it.
 


OpenLaw

Member
For both Higher Education or General Public Education. Under your Annual Notice of Rights as a student. Local policy can define records in a subject matter that matches 'transcript' records. Under that policy, the District may permit use of FERPA ability to amend records. If not, then follow normal protocols in the Educational Institution.
 

quincy

Senior Member
For both Higher Education or General Public Education. Under your annual notice of rights as a student. Local policy can define records in a subject matter that matches 'transcript' records. Under that policy, the district may permit use of FERPA ability to amend records. If not, than follow normal protocols in the Educational Institution.
Where are you getting this information? Please provide cites. Thanks.
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
39 CFR 99.7 says the parents and students have to get annual notice from those covered by FERPA (that is, those who receive direct monetary support from the Federal government). However, the notice comprises a fairly perfunctory list of rights and the contact for FERPA-based erquest.
 

OpenLaw

Member
Oh, look the post is gone.
Post is not gone "This message is awaiting moderator approval, and is invisible to normal visitors." I will provide Citations. There you will find the Definitions which are relevant to 34 C.F.R. § 99.7, 34 C.F.R § 99.3,§ 99.31(a)(1) §99.21.


34 C.F.R. § 99.7 What must an educational agency or institution include in its annual notification?
(ii) Seek amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights

(iii) If the educational agency or institution has a policy of disclosing education records under § 99.31(a)(1), a specification of criteria for determining who constitutes a school official and what constitutes a legitimate educational interest.

(a) If a parent or eligible student believes the education records relating to the student contain information that is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student's rights of privacy, he or she may ask the educational agency or institution to amend the record.

(b) The educational agency or institution shall decide whether to amend the record as requested within a reasonable time after the agency or institution receives the request.

(c) If the educational agency or institution decides not to amend the record as requested, it shall inform the parent or eligible student of its decision and of his or her right to a hearing under § 99.21.

34 C.F.R § 99.3 What definitions apply to these regulations?

Education records:
(a) The term means those records that are:
(1) Directly related to a student; and
(2) Maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution.


The term includes, but is not limited to—
1) Records that are kept in the sole possession of the maker, are used only as a personal memory aid, and are not accessible or revealed to any other person except a temporary substitute for the maker of the record.
(2) Records of the law enforcement unit of an educational agency or institution, subject to the provisions of § 99.8.
(3)(i) Records relating to an individual who is employed by an educational agency or institution, that:
(A) Are made and maintained in the normal course of business;


Just apply these Rules to the Local Rules and it creates a Direct Line to the Authority. Educational Records are Defined very broadly. Amending a Educational Record with the Custodian, is not that same as challenging the Record. Challenge Transcript(s) Grades is always at the State Level Education Code because that involves "Grades". However, either Higher Education or Public under FERPA must maintain Directory Information related to the student. But, there is a Discretionary decision allowed at the Institution level to define what are Educational Records , who has Legitimate Educational Interest as long those Definitions does not exclude mandates by the Statue such as the terms for suspensions, disciplines, law enforcement and other matters. Those Definitions which the Educational Institution can Define under FERPA, allows Amending of Those "Educational Records" which ("May") include the Transcript Text at sole discretion of the Educational Institution. Local Rules which reflect this ,
are a Federal Question Subject Matter.
 

quincy

Senior Member
FlyingRon provided the cite and I provided the link - but thank you for returning to add the information requested.

Your post was reviewed by the moderator and is now visible to readers.
 

quincy

Senior Member
No problem!
It is best on this forum to provide the poster with not only relevant information (cites when requested) but also with how the information applies to their legal concerns.

You are using a name on this forum that might imply to readers an association with a current business. I hope you aren't here to advertise as advertising is prohibited under the terms and conditions of this forum.
 

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