Student and Parent Rights Overview

  • Student-Parents Newly-revised parent/student handbooks and the updated District website include the following policies and information important to families. Please take time to read them and contact the office of Communications and Community Outreach at (314) 290-4001 if you have any questions. 

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Parents/guardians and students who are at least 18 years of age have rights regarding education records. FERPA explains these rights and offers a process to file complaints if those rights are violated.

    The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110 requires public school districts to provide parents with accountability information and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt procedures for resolving complaints (NCLB complaint procedures) regarding operations of programs authorized under the Act, including Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV (Part A), Title V, Title VI, and Title VII and Title IX, part C. Questions regarding NCLB should be directed to Rebecca Soriano at (314) 290-4020 or via email at

    The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the District's conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes and certain physical exams.

    Senate Bill 319 calls for early reading assessments, reading improvement plans and student retention.

    Students with Disabilities are offered services in partnership with The Special School District of St. Louis County, to all eligible children between the ages of 3 and 21, with disabilities, under the District’s jurisdiction. 

    The McKinney-Vento Act protects the rights of school-aged children of homeless and migrant workers. The executive director of Student Services serves as the link between homeless families and school staff, district personnel, shelter workers and social service providers. For more information, call (314) 290-4045.

    English Language Learners are offered appropriate instructional services and content modifications, as needed, based on assessments.

    A Notice of Non-Discrimination is printed on the back cover of all issues of PRIDE. 

    ADA accommodations: The School District of University City wants all parents, staff and community members to be able to attend and enjoy District events. If you are in need of special assistance or accommodations in order to participate or attend a meeting or event in the District, contact the office of Operations at (314) 290-4044.