Opt Out/2015-2016 FERPA Policy

Objecting to the Release of Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, permits the district to disclose appropriately designated “directory information” from a child’s education records without written consent. “Directory information” is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released. This “directory information” will be released to anyone who follows procedures for requesting it. However, a parent or eligible student may object to the release of a student’s directory information. This objection must be made in writing to the principal within ten school days of your child’s first day of instruction for this school year.

As allowed by state law, the district has identified two directory information lists—one for school sponsored purposes and the second for all other requests. For all district publications and announcements, the district has designated the following as directory information: student's name, address, telephone listing, photograph, honors and awards received, grade level, enrollment status, participation on officially recognized activities and sports, and weight and height, if member of an athletic team. If you do not object to the use of your child’s information for these limited school sponsored purposes, the school will not need to ask your permission each time the district wishes to use the information for the school sponsored purposes listed above. For all other purposes, the district has identified the following as directory information: student name, honors and awards received enrollment status, and participation in officially recognized activities and sports. If you do not object to the use of your child’s information for these purposes, the school must release this information when the school receives a request from an outside entity or individual.
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