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Notice for Directory Information

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Notice for Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that New Rockford-­Sheyenne Public School District #2, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, New Rockford­-Sheyenne Public School 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 New Rockford­-Sheyenne Public 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
  • NR­S school Facebook Page
  • NR­S school website
  • 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 school districts receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the school district that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.

If you do not want New Rockford-­Sheyenne Public School to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by Sept. 15th of any given school year. New Rockford-­Sheyenne Public School has designated the following information as directory information: ­

  • Student’s name
  • ­Address ­
  • Telephone listing ­
  • Electronic mail address ­
  • Photograph ­
  • Date and place of birth ­
  • Major field of study ­
  • Dates of attendance ­
  • Grade level ­
  • Participation in officially recognized activities & sports ­
  • Weight & height of members of athletic teams