- The right to file a complaint with the Department of Education, Family Compliance Office, concerning alleged failures by IAHA to comply with the requirements for FERPA, complaints should be addressed to the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.
Parent's Access to a Student's Records
At the postsecondary level, parents have no inherent rights to access or inspect their son or daughter's education records. This right is limited solely to the student. At IAHA, records may be released to parents only if they have been given a written release by the student or in compliance with a subpoena.
- Students have the right to restrict disclosure/release of directory information by filling out a written request indicating “Do Not Release". This form can be obtained from the Financial Aid Director or the Director of Education.
What it means to restrict information:
When you restrict the release of directory information, the above information will not be released. You will be required to present photo identification when you wish to inquire about your own academic or registration history. Information will not be provided to anyone, including persons who claim to be you, parents, relatives, friends, other students, or prospective employers, who may wish to contact you or verify your status at the college, without written authorization from you in person.
Restricted directory information is made available where an emergency is involved, at the direction of a subpoena or court order, to IAHA staff and faculty with a legitimate educational need to know, or in other limited situations described in this notification. Duration of the restriction: The restriction of information is permanent until you request, in writing, that it be removed. The restriction will remain in place even after you have stopped attending or have graduated from the college.
A health and safety exception permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a student’s record in case of an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or other individuals.
The school follows the provisions outlined in the regulations as follows:
- The school only discloses personally identifiable information from an education record to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.
If non-directory information is needed to resolve a crisis or emergency situation, an education institution may release that information if the institution determines that the information is "necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals." Factors considered in making this assessment are: the severity of the threat to the health or safety of those involved; the need for the information; the time required to deal with the emergency; and the ability of the parties to whom the information is to be given to deal with the emergency.