Parents Right To Object to the Release of Directory Information.


    Generally school officials must have written permission from the parent of a student or an eligible student before releasing any information from a student’s record. However, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act allows school districts to disclose without consent, "directory" type  information contained in a student's educational record as follows: "student name; address: telephone number; date and place of birth; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; height and weight: if a member of an athletic team; dates of attendance; date of graduation; awards received; honor rolls; scholarships; or telephone numbers only for inclusion in school or PTO directories.” According to State and Federal law, schools are required to release directory information to “official recruiting representatives for the purpose of informing students of educational and career opportunities available in the armed forces of the United States and the service academies of the armed forces of the United States”. Unless you advise the school district in writing that you do not want any or all of this information released, school officials may release personally identifiable information which it has designed as “directory information.” Upon such notification, directory information will not be released without the prior consent of the parent or eligible students. You have until November 30, 2005 to advise the school district in writing of any or all those types of information about the student that you refuse to permit the Gaylord High School, 90 Livingston Blvd. Gaylord, MI 49735.

Lori Pearson, Principal, Gaylord High School, 90 Livingston Blvd. Gaylord, MI 49735, (989)-731-0969 EXT 1204