The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student records. The Act affords parents or legal guardians of a child under 18 years of age or students and former students 18 years of age or older the right to inspect, review, and challenge information and data in the student’s educational records. A request for access to a student’s school records must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent of Schools, Guidance Counselor, or Principal. Upon receipt of a request, arrangements will be made to provide access to the student’s records within a reasonable amount of time, but not more than 45 days after the request has been received. Student records are confidential and may not be released or made available to persons other than parents or students without the written consent of such parents or students with the exception of “Directory Information.”