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Smithtown Central School District
Smithtown Central
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Parents and eligible students* have the following rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
•    The right to inspect and review the student’s education record.
•    The right to exercise a limited control of other people’s access to student records.
•    The right to seek to correct the student’s education record if believed to be in error.
•    The right to report violations of FERPA to the appropriate federal agency.
•    The right to be informed about FERPA rights.

*All rights and protections given parents under the FERPA and this procedure transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or enrolls in a post-secondary school. The student then becomes an “eligible student.” The following information is designated as student “Directory Information:” student’s name, address, date of birth, grade level, extra-curricular participation, awards or honors, photograph, height and weight (if a member of an athletic team), previous school attended, parent’s name. “Directory Information” may be disclosed without prior written consent. Parents or eligible students will have two weeks from the beginning of the school year or date a student enrolls to advise the school district, in writing, of any and all items they refuse to permit the district to designate as directory information for the balance of the school year.