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Notice of Designation of Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Hudson R-IX School District, with certain exceptions, obtains your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Hudson R-IX 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 Hudson R-IX School District to include this type of information from your child’s educational records in certain school publications. Examples include:

A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;

Newspaper publications

The annual yearbook;

Honor roll or other recognition lists;

Graduation programs; and

Sports activity sheets such as for basketball showing the 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 local education agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 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 Hudson R-IX School District to disclose directory information from your child’s educational records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by September 1st. Hudson R-IX School District has designated the following information as directory information:

Student’s name Grade level

Address Participation in officially recognized activities

Telephone listing Weight and height of members of athletic teams

Photograph Degrees, honors and awards received

Date and place of birth Dates of attendance

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