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Parental Rights

State law requires that we must notify you annually of rights concerning Student Directory contents and release of information. The following is School Policy 515-24 which reviews your legal rights.

“Directory information” means information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. It includes, but is not limited to: the student’s name, address, telephone listing, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (i.e. full-time or part-time), weight and height of member of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received and the most recent educational agency or institution attended. It also includes the name, address and telephone number of the student’s parent(s). Directory information does not include personally identifiable data, which references religion, race, color, social positions or nationality.

(NOTE: This definition is intended to enumerate all information, which may be classified as directory information under state and federal law. A school district may choose not to designate some or all of the enumerated information and directory information. This is an important policy decision for the local school board, which must balance student privacy rights against public disclosure.)


A. Contents of Notice

The school district shall give parents of students currently in attendance and eligible students currently in attendance annual notice by such means as are reasonably likely to inform the parents and eligible students of the following:

1. That the parent or eligible student has a right to inspect and review the student’s education records and the procedure for inspecting and review the student’s education records and the procedure for inspecting and reviewing education records;

2. That the parent or eligible student has a right to seek amendment of the student’s education records to ensure that those records are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights and the procedure for requesting amendment of records;

3. That the parent or eligible student has a right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that federal and state law and the regulations promulgated thereunder authorize disclosure without consent;

4. That the parent or eligible student has a right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education regarding an alleged failure by the school district to comply with the requirement of 20 U.S.C. §1232g, and the rules promulgated thereunder;

5. The criteria for determining who constitutes a school official and what constitutes a legitimate educational interest for purposes of disclosing education records to other school officials whom the school district has determined to have legitimate educational interest; and

6. That the school district forwards education records on request to a school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll including suspension and expulsion records pursuant to the feral No Child Left Behind Act and, if applicable, a student’s of violent behavior. 515-24