The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Weber School District, with certain exceptions, must obtain your written consent before disclosing any personally identifiable information from your child's education records, except for certain designated "directory information." Directory information may be disclosed without your consent unless you have notified Weber School District otherwise.
Purpose of directory information
The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Weber School District to include 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;
• Graduation programs, and
• Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing the 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.
Military recruiters and institutions of higher education
In accordance with two federal laws, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and Section 10 U.S.C. § 503(c), Weber School District, as a recipient of ESEA assistance, is required to provide military recruiters and institutions of higher education with student names, addresses, and telephone listings upon request. Parents may opt out of this disclosure by notifying Weber School District in writing.
To opt out of having Weber School District disclose directory information from your child's education records, please submit a written notification to the district by the last day of September.
What information is designated directory information?
Weber School District has designated the following information as directory information:
- Student's name
- Telephone listing
- Electronic mail address
- Date and place of birth
- Major field of study
- Dates of attendance
- Grade level
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Weight and height of members of athletic teams
- Degrees, honors, and awards received
- The most recent educational agency or institution attended
Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems but only if the identifier cannot be used to gain access to education
records except when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the user’s identity, such as a PIN, password, or other factor known or possessed only by the
- A student ID number or other unique personal identifier that is displayed on a student ID badge, but only if the identifier cannot be used to gain access to education records except
when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the user's identity, such
as a PIN, password, or other factor known or possessed only by the authorized user.