Release of Student Directory Information
Student directory information is information about students that may be disclosed by the district to identify enrollment and to publicize student accomplishments and activities. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act allows the district to publicly release this directory information that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy.
Directory information includes:
- Student name
- Phone numbers
- Email address
- Year of birth
- Enrollment status
- Dates of enrollment
- Grade level
- Degrees, awards, honors
- Scholarship eligibility
- Date of graduation
- Name of secondary school most recently attended
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Height and weight of members of interscholastic athletic teams
Examples of publications include:
- Drama club playbills
- Annual yearbooks
- Honor roll or other recognition lists
- Graduation programs
- Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members
Preventing the release of directory information
School officials may release directory information about a student without first obtaining parental consent, unless parents decline by completing a Release of Student Directory Information form.
In a few instances, the district is required by law to release certain contact information regarding high school students, unless parents decline:
- The district is required to provide to the University of Alaska the names and addresses of those students eligible for UA scholarship programs.
- The district is also required to provide student eligibility information to the Alaska Challenge Youth Academy, a program for students who have dropped out of school.
- Upon receiving a request from military recruiters and/or institutions of higher learning, the district must provide students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
Recruiters for military, employment and post-secondary education organizations shall be given equal access to ASD high schools. The Recruiter Procedures for High Schools provides guidance on that access.