Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Annual Notice
2022-2023 School Year
Tulsa Technology Center (Tulsa Tech) assures the following rights to parents of minor students and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) with respect to the student’s education records pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The right to:
Inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days from the day Tulsa Tech receives a request for access.
Parents of minor students or eligible students must submit a written request to the campus director or appropriate technology center official that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. This administrator will make arrangements for access to the education records and will notify the parent of a minor student or eligible student of the time and place where these records may be inspected.
The right to request correction of the student's education records that the parent of a minor student or eligible student believes inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights.
Parents of minor students or eligible students may ask Tulsa Tech to amend a record they believe is inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights. They must submit a written request to the campus director or appropriate technology center official, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights.
If Tulsa Tech decides not make changes in the record as requested, Tulsa Tech must notify the minor student’s parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for correction. Additional information about hearing procedures will be provided to the minor student’s parent or eligible student at the time of this notification.
Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent (34 CFR § 99.31).
Technology center officials with legitimate educational interests are permitted disclosure without consent. An official is a person employed by Tulsa Tech as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member, including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel; a person serving on the board of education; a person or company with whom Tulsa Tech has contracted to perform a special task, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant or therapist; or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another official in performing his or her tasks.
An official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Upon request, Tulsa Tech will disclose education records without consent to officials of another technology center in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
Tulsa Tech may disclose, without consent, “directory” information; however, Tulsa Tech must inform parents and eligible students about directory information, allowing them a reasonable amount of time to request that Tulsa Tech not disclose directory information about that student.
File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Tulsa Tech to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-5901