Notice to Students Regarding FERPA

JRTI adult students at benefit from the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, was designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings.

Designation or Directory information

JRTI designates the following categories of student information as public or “Directory Information.” This information may be disclosed by JRTI for any purpose, at its discretion:

  • Student Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Dates of Attendance
  • Certificate Received
  • Student Photo or Likeness (Limited Use Directory Information)

Parental Access to Student Information

Adult students who wish to allow their parent or guardian access to further information (i.e. grades and attendance) may request an appointment to complete a FERPA waiver in the main office.

Explanation of Rights under FERPA

Rights Afforded by FERPA. Each student has the following rights:

  1. The right to privacy requiring written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information (“PII”) from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. However, FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from a student’s education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. See the list below of the disclosures that the University may make without consent.
  2. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records, including any record of disclosures. Requests should be submitted in writing to the assistant principal in charge of adult programs, who will respond within 30 days.
  3. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask for an amendment of a record should provide a written request outlining the specific change desired and the justification for the change. Students will be notified in writing of the decision and may request a hearing if desired.
  4. The right to be informed about what the University deems “Directory Information,”
  5. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failure to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The address is as follows:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Disclosures Permitted by FERPA:

  1. Upon request, to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. § 99.31(a)(2). To federal, state and local educational authorities, such as a state postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising state-supported education programs.
  2. In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or received, if necessary to determine eligibility, amount or conditions of aid
  3. To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.
  4. To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
  5. To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency.
  6. To parents of a student under the age of 21 who has violated a law or policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.

More information may be found at www.ferpa.ed.gov

Last Updated On April 11, 2019