Notice for Directory Information

Notice for Directory Information

Oneonta City School District Notice for Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Oneonta City School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Oneonta City 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. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Oneonta City School District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples Include:

  • =         A playbill, showing your student’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’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 your local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories - names, addresses, and telephone listings - unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.

If you do not want Oneonta City School District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by November 30th. Oneonta City School District has designated the following information as directory information: [Note: an LEA may, but does not have to, include all the information listed below.]

  • =         Student’s name
  • =         Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • =         Address
  • =         Telephone listing
  • =         Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • =         Electronic mail address
  • =         Photograph
  • =         Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • =         Date and place of birth
  • =         Major field of study
  • =         Dates of attendance
  • =         Grade level
  • =         The most recent education agency or institution attended
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