Proposed 2017-2018 Bell Schedule
Kea'au Middle School and the School Community Council is accepting feedback and comments on the proposed 2017-2018 bell schedule(below)
Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
What is FERPA?
FERPA is a Federal law that protects students’ personally identifiable information (PII) and any information directly related to a student that is
maintained in student education records. Schools, Complex Area offices, District offices, and state offices in the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) maintain student information in:
These records may contain contact information, enrollment forms, report cards, transcripts, disciplinary letters, and more. PII includes any information which can be linked to a specific student, and which would allow a reasonable person in the community to identify the student.Parents,guardians, and eligible students (those 18 and older) may:
Parents, guardians, or eligible students may make their written requests directly to the school when requesting to inspect, review or amend records or to provide consent to release records.
Who is responsible for protecting student information?
Because employees and volunteers in HIDOE may come across student information, whether intentionally or by accident, everyone in our schools and HIDOE offices is responsible for protecting that information.
Who may have access to student education records and PII?
Generally, HIDOE must have written permission from the parent, guardian or eligible student in order to disclose PII or information from a student's education record to non-HIDOE personnel. However, school officials may, if they have legitimate educational interest or to fulfill their professional responsibility, have access to those records without consent. Some examples:
When is consent not required to release student information?
Generally, PII and information from a student’s education record cannot be shared without consent, but there are several cases where FERPA regulations allow HIDOE to share records without consent. HIDOE makes every effort to ensure student information privacy is protected, and to notify parent, guardians, and eligible students when information is going to be shared and why. The most common situations include:
HIDOE has designated the following information as Directory Information:
If a parent, guardian, or eligible student submits a written request for nondisclosure, sometimes referred to as an “opt out,” HIDOE may not disclose any or part of the student’s directory information per the non disclosure request. The school will accept a signed and dated letter from the parent, guardian, or eligible student.
FULL GUIDE ONLINE
Parent Notification & Guide to
Student Information Privacy in
HIDOE — http://bit.ly/FERPAguide
Surveillance Cameras on Campus
Beginning August 2015, Kea'au Middle School is in the process of installing surveillance cameras on campus.
Kea’au Middle School will be installing surveillance cameras on our campus as a means to deter or investigate incidents. The video recordings will be erased or recorded over within ten (10) calendar days of the recording except when an incident requiring further investigation is recorded. The installation of cameras will be completed in phases to allow time to test and evaluate its effectiveness. Phase 1 includes the interior halls in building S. Updates will be provided if/when we decide to continue the installation of additional phases.