Wordsworth’s Equal Opportunity Employer statement:
Wordsworth is committed to protecting the civil rights of all of the children and families and therefore strictly prohibits discrimination in any form. In accordance with applicable Federal and State Civil Rights Laws and regulatory requirements, your child and you, as a client of Wordsworth have the right to be provided services at this facility and to be referred for services at other facilities without regard to your race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or gender preference; and to file a complaint or discrimination if you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of your race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or gender preference.
Wordsworth’s HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices CLICK HERE
Wordsworth’s FERPA Notice of Privacy Practices
Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Notification of Rights for Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford parents/legal guardians 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 education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents/legal guardians or eligible students should submit a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for the access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
The right to request amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents/legal guardians or eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the School clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. The school must decide within a reasonable amount of time whether to amend as requested. 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 the amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. Following the hearing, if the decision is still not to amend, the parent has a right to insert a statement in the records.
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 interest. 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 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/her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the office needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his/her professional responsibility. If the parent/guardian or eligible student consents to disclosure, they must sign and date the consent and identify the specific record(s) to be disclosed; the purpose of the disclosure; and identify party or class of parties to whom disclosure may be made.
Parents/legal guardian and student 18 years of age or older have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Complaints must be submitted in writing within 180 days of the date of the alleged violation. 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, DC 20202-4605
Wordsworth’s Child Internet Protection Act policy
Wordsworth is proud to be compliant with the Children’s Internet Protection Act which promotes our children’s online safety and education. Click Here to learn more. Children’s Internet Protection Act Official Policy