The purpose of this letter is to clarify our district policy in regard to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
It is within our district’s policy to make available, upon request, certain information known as “Directory Information.” This is defined by FERPA as information which is personally identifiable and would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy.
“Directory Information” may include, but is not limited to the following:
- name, address and phone number
- date and place of birth
- major field of study
- participation in school activities
- honors and awards
- other information such as alumni associations, height/weight of athletes, honor roll members information and anything else generally found in yearbooks
In accordance to FERPA guidelines, Blissfield Elementary School may release this information. However, parents/guardians may refuse to allow the disclosure of any or all “Directory Information” upon written notification to the Elementary School office. The school should receive this written notification within 15 business days of receipt of this letter.
Further information regarding this and other annual notices can be found on the district website at www.blissfieldschools.us or by contacting Blissfield Elementary School.
Michael J. Valasek