Welcome to Northeastern Nevada's first K-8 Free Public Charter School!
Serving Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
ELKO INSTITUTE FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
1031 Railroad Street, Suite #107
Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 738-EIAA (3422)
EIAA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
Dear parents/guardians of Elko Institute of Academic Achievement:
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 education records within 45 days or the day the school receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The school official 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 or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask the school to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write to the school principal (or appropriate official), clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it's inaccurate or misleading. 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.
a) 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.
b) A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
c) Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
d) The law permits disclosure without consent of information the school has designated as directory information. Directory information is information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. (Directory Information cannot include special education status, student ID number or social security number). The designation of directory information by Elko Institute of Academic Achievement includes, but is not limited to, the following related to its students:
Date and place of birth
Dates of attendance
The most recent previous school attended
e) Parents or eligible students may refuse to let the school designate any or all of those types of information about the student as directory information by notifying the school, in writing, that the parent or eligible student does not want any or all of this information designated as Directory Information. Written notification must be given within ten (10) calendar days from the latter of the following times: The first day of school each year; the enrollment of the student in school; and receipt of this notification. The school only shares directory information for state mandated reporting and 3rd party platforms the school uses such as our data consultants, I-ready, MAPS etc.
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. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605
Please contact your child’s school at (775)738-3422 with any questions or concerns.