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Privacy Rights - FERPA and Nondiscrimination
Annual Notification of Privacy Rights - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit U.S. Department of Education - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) .

Waimea Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups-ESE only. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Janice English, Principal, 67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI 96743 (808) 887-6090 Ext. 225 or email Janice_English@wmpccs.org. 

State of Hawai'i and U.S. Department of EducationComplaints Procedure
There are two levels of complaints:

1) The first level if for school-level complaints that should go directly to school.  To learn more about the school-level complaint procedure, please go to  Ho‛okāko‛o Corporation (HC) website Policies and Procedures webpage and click on the link for the ADM04 - Complaints Procedure PDF.

2) The second level is for complaints against the State.  The form used in this complaint procedure goes directly to the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights (OCR) .The OCR is not for daily complaints. Link to OCR Complaint Forms - Electronic and PDF Versions .