RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION (continued)
Under the provision of Education Code 49061(c), directory information includes, but is not limited to, a student’’s name, address and telephone number. Education Code 49073 permits school districts to determine which parties may receive such information.
In accordance with Education Code 49073, the District exercises its discretion in limiting or denying the release of specific categories of directory information to any public or private nonprofit organization based upon a determination of the best interest of the student. The release of directory information to any individual or organization not specified herein shall require the specific written consent of individual parent(s)/guardian(s).
Pursuant to the discretionary provisions of the referenced Education Code Sections, the Superintendent or designee may release directory information pertaining to students enrolled in the District to law enforcement officials and a school’’s Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) or independent parent/guardian group (PTO). Further, the release of said information to a private profit-making entity other than employers, prospective employers and representatives of the news media is prohibited.
Directory information which school officials may disclose consists of the following: student’’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and most recent previous school attended.
The District shall give notice to parents/guardians at least on an annual basis of the categories of information which the schools plan to release and of the recipients as required by Education Code. No directory information shall be released regarding any student when a parent/guardian has notified the school district that such information shall not be released.
The Superintendent or designee may authorize the release of student directory information to representatives of the news media, prospective employers or nonprofit organizations as provided by law. However, telephone numbers shall be released to such entities only with express parental consent.
Staff may provide the media with student directory information, including, but not limited to, the name of a student, school of attendance, grade level, honors and activities, unless the student’’s parent/guardian has submitted a written request that such information not be disclosed. The district shall not release information that is private or confidential as required by law, Board policy or administrative regulation. No other access to student records or personally identifiable student information may be provided without written parent/guardian permission. (cf 1340 - Access to District Records)
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