Student Information Parent Opt-outs due by October 1

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 14:31

Federal and State laws allow parents to opt-out of having information published about their student(s).

The district's policy 515 relating to protection and privacy of student records is in place to allow minimal information, as defined by the district in accordance with state statute, to be available to the public. District 833 defines Directory Information as:

  • Student name
  • Gender
  • Major field of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight & height of athletic team members
  • Dates of attendance
  • Grade levels completed
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Most recent previous education agency or institution attended by the student
  • Other similar information

Student photography/videos are frequently taken by staff and media (with the permission of the school principal or communications department) for  use in school programs, publications, website, or other marketing purposes.

Parents (or students over age 18) must opt-out if the do not want their student to be photographed for any school district purpose or do not want Directory Information shared. Also included is a request that students NOT have Internet access at school. To opt-out, a "Denial of Release of Information or Access to the Internet Form" must be completed and submitted by October 1 of each school year.