Every year, the school must send a notice to parents and eligible students informing them that they have the following rights:
- To inspect and review the student's education records;
- To change any part of the records that they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights;
- To consent to any disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the records, except where the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows disclosure without consent; and
- To file a complaint with the US Department of Education for violations of FERPA.
The notice must explain how the parents can inspect and review records, and the method for requesting any changes. The school is required to make sure FERPA notices can be understood by parents of students with disabilities.