Policy Details

5145.15 Directory Information

5145.15

STUDENTS

DIRECTORY INFORMATION

Unless notified to the contrary, the district may disclose directory information or class lists of secondary school (grades 7-12) student names and/or addresses, and telephone lists without the prior written consent of the parent or legal guardian of the student or by the student who has attained majority status.

Directory information or class lists of elementary school (grades PK-6) student names and/or addresses, and telephone lists shall not be distributed without the written consent of the parent or legal guardian of the student.

"Directory information" means one or more of the following items: student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, photograph, grade levels, electronic mail address, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, including honor roll publication, and the most recent previous public or private school attended by the student.

Military recruiters or institutions of higher learning shall have access to secondary school students' names, addresses, and telephone listings unless a secondary student or the parent of the student requests that such information not be released without prior written parental consent. The Board of Education shall notify parents of the option to make such a request and shall comply with any request received.

Any person or organization denied the rights accorded under this policy shall have the right to request a review of the decision by the Board of Education by filing a written request with the Superintendent of Schools.

(cf. 5125 ‑ Student Records; Confidentiality)

Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1‑210 (11) Access to public records. Exempt records.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10‑221b Boards of education to establish written uniform policy re treatment of recruiters.
P.L. 106-398, 2000 H.R. 4205: The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001.
P.L. 107-110 "No Child Left Behind Act" Title IX, Sec. 9528

Litchfield Board of Education

Policy adopted: April 19, 2006

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