The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the Sioux City Community 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 Sioux City Community School District may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with district procedures.
Student “directory information” is information contained in a student’s education record, which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Information designated as “directory information” may include:the student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, school e-mail address, grade level, enrollment status, participation in officially recognized activities and sports weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.
The district may specify that disclosure of directory information will be limited to specific parties, for specific purposes, or both. The district may use directory information in school publications. The district may authorize the disclosure or release of directory information, without prior parental consent, to the following: post-secondary institutions and military recruiters.
If you do not want the district to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District by completing this form and returning to your child’s school by September 15, 2017.