WMS Privacy Rights & Nondiscrimination

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

Also please see Hawaii DOE Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Statement .

State of Hawai'i and U.S. Department of Education Complaints 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 .

Disclaimer: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by 1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. 2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or 3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.