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Atascadero USD |  AR  5125.1  Students

Release Of Directory Information   

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Definition

Directory information means information contained in a student record that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Such student information includes: (34 CFR 99.3; Education Code 49061;20 USC 1232g)

1. Name

2. Address

3. Telephone number

4. Electronic mail address

5. Date of birth

6. Major field of study

7. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports

8. Weight and height of athletic team members

9. Dates of attendance

10. Degrees and awards received

11. Most recent previous school attended

(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)

(cf. 1114 - District-Sponsored Social Media)

Directory information does not include a student's social security number or student identification number. However, directory information may include a student identification number, user identification, or other personal identifier used by the student for purposes of accessing or communicating in electronic systems provided that the identifier cannot be used to gain access to education records except when used in conjunction with a personal identification number, password, or other factor known or possessed only by the authorized user. (34 CFR 99.3)

Directory information also does not include a student's citizenship status, immigration status, place of birth, or any other information indicating national origin.

Notification to Parents/Guardians

At the beginning of each school year, all parents/guardians shall be notified as to the categories of directory information the school or district plans to release and the recipients of the information. The notification shall also inform parents/guardians of their right to refuse to let the district designate any or all types of information as directory information and the period of time within which a parent/guardian must notify the district in writing that he/she does not want a certain category of information designated as directory information. (Education Code 49063, 49073; 34 CFR 99.37)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

In addition, the annual parental notification shall include a statement that directory information does not include citizenship status, immigration status, place of birth, or any other information indicating national origin and that the district will not release such information without parental consent or a court order.

The Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians that they may request that the district not release the name, address and telephone number of their child to military recruiters, employers or institutions of higher education without prior written consent. (20 USC 7908)

Parent/Guardian Consent

No directory information of a student identified as a homeless child or youth as defined in 42 USC 11434a shall be released, unless the parent/guardian, or the student if he/she is 18 ears or older, has provided written consent that directory information may be released. For any other student, directory information shall not be released regarding any student whose parent/guardian notifies the district in writing that such information may not be disclosed without the parent/guardian's prior consent. (Education Code 49073; 20 USC 1232g, 7908)

(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(cf. 9011 - Disclosure of Confidential/Privileged Information)

Military recruiters, employers or colleges shall not have access to a student's name, address and telephone number if the parent/guardian has notified the district in writing that such information shall not be released without his/her prior written consent. (20 USC 7908)

For a former student, the district shall continue to honor any valid request to opt out of the disclosure of directory information made while the student was in attendance at the district, unless the opt-out request has been rescinded. (34 CFR 99.37)

Regulation ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: January 16, 2003 Atascadero, California

revised: March 4, 2014

revised: September 4, 2018