• The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, allows schools to disclose student directory information to selected government agencies without written parental consent unless parents/guardians have advised the school district to the contrary (“opt-out” forms). Directory information that may be published may include a student’s name, grade, awards, activities, photograph, etc. Further, these rules will implement Education Law Section 2-d and provide guidance to educational agencies and their third-party contractors on ways to strengthen data privacy and security to protect student data and annual professional performance review data. If you wish to “opt-out” and not permit your child’s photo and/or directory information to be used in district newsletters, media releases, and the district website, please complete the form on the back of this letter and return it to your child’s building principal no later than ten days after receipt of this letter. 

    FERPA Letter - In Three Languages
    7 pages, with detailed information