This letter is to remind you about your rights under FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Our policy the last few years has been to have the opt-out paperwork on ekalaka.net under the “Parents” Tab where it says “Student Directory Information Notification.”
If you would like to read the full policy in regards to student information and FERPA please look below.
In part Policy 3600 says:
School student records are confidential, and information from them will not be released other than as provided by law. State and federal laws grant students and parents certain rights, including the right to inspect, copy, and challenge school records.
The District will ensure information contained in student records is current, accurate, clear, and relevant. All information maintained concerning a student receiving special education services will be directly related to the provision of services to that child. The District may release directory information as permitted by law, but parents will have the right to object to release of information regarding their child. Military recruiters and institutions of higher education may request and receive the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all high school students, unless the parent(s) notifies the school not to release this information.
If you have any further questions about this policy, please contact the Superintendent.