FERPA- Notice 2019-2020

FERPA- Notice 2019-2020

School Notice to Parents of Rights Under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal Law, requires that Newark Valley CSD with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records.  However, Newark Valley CSD may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with district procedures.  The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Newark Valley CSD to include this type of 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 and other recognition lists;
• Graduation programs; and
• Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing 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.  In addition, the New York State Education Law § 2-1 and two federal laws require school districts receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with student names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the school district that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.

If you do not want Newark Valley CSD to disclose some or all directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the district in writing within 30 days after the publication of this notice. Newark Valley CSD has designated the following information as directory information: [Note: Newark Valley CSD may, but does not have to, include all the information listed below.]

1. Student’s name
2. Address
3. Telephone listing
4. Electronic mail address
5. Student’s Image
6. Date and place of birth
7. Major field of study
8. Dates of attendance
9. Grade level
10. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
11. Weight and height of members of athletic teams
12. Degrees, honors, and awards received
13. The most recent educational agency or institution attended

FERPA Contact  2019-2020

Newark Valley Central School District
68 Wilson Creek Road
Newark Valley, NY   13811
Contact:  Ryan Dougherty, Superintendent of Schools
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