2023-2024 Non-Discrimination Notice
Clay County Area Technology Center
1097 North HWY 11
Manchester, KY 40962
Bill Crockett, Principal
Students, parents, employees and the general public are hereby notified that the Clay County ATC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), disability in employment, educational programs or activities as set forth in Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADA and Harassment. Any person having inquiries concerning Clay County ATC compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADA & Harassment is directed to contact principal Bill Crockett, EEO Coordinator, Clay County Area Technology Center, (1097 North Highway 11, Manchester, KY 40962, Phone:606-598-2194, extension 3802 who has been designated to coordinate the school’s efforts to comply with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADA and Harassment.
Model Notification of Rights under FERPA for Schools
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the Clay County Area Technology Center receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students who wish to inspect their child’s or their education records should submit to Bill Crockett, the school principal, a written request that identifies the records 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.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the Clay County Area Technology Center to amend their child’s or their education record should write the school principal, Bill Crockett, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. 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 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.
3. The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from 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 interests. The criteria for determining who constitutes a school official and what constitutes a legitimate educational interest must be set forth in the school’s or school district’s annual notification for FERPA rights. A school official typically includes a person employed by the school or school district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board. A school official also may include a volunteer, contractor, or consultant who, while not employed by the school, performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school or school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. [NOTE: FERPA requires a school or school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request or the disclosure is initiated by the parent or eligible student.]
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Clay County Area Technology Center to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202