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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that requires the school district, with
certain exceptions, to obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information
from your child’s educational records. However, the school may disclose some student information without
written consent when the information is designated “Directory Information” unless you have advised the district
to the contrary in accordance with district procedures.

The primary use for Directory Information by the district is to include this type of information in certain school
publications. It is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released. Examples of school
publications are:
• A playbill or program, showing your child’s role in a drama or music production
• The annual yearbook
• Honor roll or other recognition lists published at school or in newspapers
• Graduation programs
• Sports statistics listed in programs, such as football which may include height and weight of team
• School or district website

Directory Information can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent.
Outside organizations include, but are not limited to:
• Other schools the student is seeking to attend (transcripts, etc.)
• Class ring manufacturers
• State or federal authorities auditing, evaluating programs or enforcing state or federal laws
• A court by order of subpoena

The Franklin County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Franklin County Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and all accompanying regulations.

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