Each year, in accordance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents have the option to refuse the release of specific directory information included in their child’s educational record. As outlined in Board Regulation 2400, directory information includes such things as:
- student’s name, addresses, phone numbers, birth date, email address
- degrees and awards received
- all photographs taken at school (including yearbook photos)
If parents wish to have specific directory information regarding their child excluded, a completed Refusal to Permit Disclosure of Directory Information form must be returned by Aug. 31. The district may disclose appropriately designated directory information without written consent, unless parents/guardians have advised the district to the contrary.
Find out more about certain rights with respect to student educational records.
View frequently asked questions about FERPA.