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Parent/Guardian Notice Release Of Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, requires that Hope School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, the district may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the district to the contrary in accordance with district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the district to include this type of information from your child's education records in certain school and/or district publications. Examples include:

* a playbill, showing your child's role in a drama production

* the annual yearbook

* honor roll or other recognition lists

* graduation programs

* sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent/guardian's prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require districts receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with students' names, addresses, and telephone listings, unless parents/guardians have advised the district that they do not want their child's information disclosed without their prior written consent.

Parents/Guardians must notify the district in writing by September 15th if they do not want their child's directory information released. General information such as name, address, phone number, email address, and date of birth are considered directory information.

The district also may disclose your child's student identification number, user identification, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems, provided it cannot be used to access education records without a personal identification number (PIN), password, or other factor that only the authorized user knows. Your child's social security number will not be used for this purpose.

Exhibit HOPE SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: October 9, 2017 Santa Barbara, California