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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.

These rights are:

• The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within
45 days of the day the school receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

• The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that
the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate. Parents or eligible
students may ask the school to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

• The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information
contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits
disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate
educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the school 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 school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of
another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

• The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district 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.

Integrated Pest Management and Asbestos Management Plan

The health and safety of students and staff are paramount. The district manages vegetation and pests using a minimum of pesticides. The district uses physical, mechanical, cultural, biological and educational tactics
as primary controls. Chemical controls are a last resort and the least toxic alternative is used. When pesticides are used, notification signs are posted at buildings 48 hours prior to pesticide use and for 24 hours after. Individuals wishing advance notification of pesticide use at any site may contact the
Support Services Department. The asbestos notification requirement is in response to the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). The district has developed and maintains an asbestos management plan, including records of surveillance training and abatement activities. Detailed
reports of both pesticide use and asbestos records are available at the Support Services Department, 135 S. French Ave., or by calling (360) 618-6430.

Arlington Public Schools has copies of the AHERA reports in all school offices in buildings that were built before 1988. If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Director of Operations at (360) 618-6238.

Video Surveillance
The district uses video surveillance cameras on all school properties, both inside and outside buildings for the purpose of maintaining the health, welfare, and safety of students, staff, and visitors, and to protect district equipment and facilities.