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A Parent’s Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (Click to Download)
Parent Notification of Confidentiality of Student Records
Your child’s educational records are protected by Federal and State law and the Dallas County R-I School District is required to protect the confidentiality of all student records. Parent’s have the right to:
- inspect and review their child’s record;
- seek to amend the record if they believe it to be inaccurate;
- consent (or not) to disclosures of personally identifiable infomation; and
- file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning the district’s failure to comply with FERPA.
For more information on your rights concerning your child’s educational record, review the document below:
Release of Information to Military Recruiters and Institutions of Higher Education
Pursuant to Federal law, the school district may release students's name, address and telephone listing to military recruiters and institutions of higher education upon request from these organizations. Parents or eligible students may request, in writing, that the district not release this information, and the district will comply with the request.
Dallas County R-I Schools "Directory Information" Notification
The maintenance and control of all current and former student records held within the Dallas County R-I School District are regulated by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To protect your child’s privacy, the law generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing your child’s personally identifiable information to individuals other than you. All parents have the right to review their child’s educational record. Schools must honor your request to review your child’s education records within 45 days of receiving the request. FERPA requires that schools provide parents with an opportunity to inspect and review education records, but not to receive copies, except in limited circumstances.
To protect your child’s privacy, schools are generally prohibited from disclosing personally identifiable information about your child without your written consent. Exceptions to this rule include:
• disclosures made to school officials with legitimate educational interests;
• disclosures made to another school at which the student intends to enroll;
• disclosures made to state or local education authorities for auditing or evaluating federal- or state-supported education programs, or enforcing federal laws that relate to those programs; and
• disclosures including information the school has designated as “directory information.”
FERPA defines “directory information” as information contained in a student’s education record that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. As prescribed by FERPA, the Dallas County R-I School District considers the following "directory information" that may be shared with outside agencies, media outlets, companies, or individuals without prior consent of parents. Directory information could include:
• name, address, telephone listing, electronic mail address, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, and grade level;
• participation in officially recognized activities and sports;
• weight and height of members of athletic teams;
• degrees, honors, and awards received; and
• the most recent school attended.
A school may disclose "directory information" to anyone, without parental consent, if it has given parents: general notice of the information it has designated as “directory information”; the right to opt out of these disclosures; and the period of time they have to notify the school of their desire to opt out. For the Dallas County R-I School District, "directory information" is defined as above. Any parent wishing to "opt out" of disclosure of directory information concerning their child should notify their child’s school office at the time of enrollment for the child and should notify their child’s school office, in writing, within the first 10 school days of each school year. (End)
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY NOTIFICATION
The Board of Education of the School District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in all areas of recruitment, selection, placement, training,assignment, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, retention, and promotion. The Board commits itself to the policy that there shall be no
unlawful discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability. All decisions with regard to employment shall be in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
The Board is required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act to employ only American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States.
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