Family Education Rights and Privacy Act – Mitchell Republic

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notice for Directory Information Personally Identifiable Information from Your Child’s School Records. However, the Mt. Vernon School District may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have notified the District otherwise in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Mt. Vernon School District to include this type of information from your child’s school records in certain school publications. Examples include: • A poster, showing your student’s role in a drama production; • The annual directory • Roll of honor or other lists of recognition; • Graduation programs; and • Sports activity sheets, such as wrestling, showing the weight and height of team members. Directory information, which is generally information that is not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed, may also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal statutes require Local Education Agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three categories of information directory – names, addresses, and phone numbers – unless parents have informed the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. 1 If you do not want the Mt. Vernon School District to release your child’s school records directory information without your prior written consent, you must notify the district in writing. The Mt. Vernon School District has designated the following information as directory information: – Student’s name – Address – Phone book – Email address – Photograph – Date and place of birth – Major field of study – Dates of attendance – Grade level – Participation in officially recognized sports and activities – Weight and height of sports team members – Degrees, honors and awards earned – Most recent agency or educational institution attended. 1These laws are: ESEA Section 9528 (20 USC 7908) The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education regarding the school’s alleged failure to comply with FERPA requirements. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office US Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 [NOTE: In addition, a school may want to include its directory information public notice, as required by 99.37 of regulations, with its annual notification of rights under FERPA] Published once at an approximate total cost of $34.35 and can be viewed for free at www.sdpublicnotices.com. (August 27, 2022) 95058

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