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505.62 - Student Directory Information




Directory information is information contained in the education records of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. The district may disclose directory information to third parties without consent if it has given public notice of the types of information which it has designated as directory information, the parents’ or eligible students’ rights to restrict the disclosure of such information, and the period of time within which a parent or eligible student has to notify the school in writing that they do not want any or all of those types of information designated as directory information.

The district has designated the following as directory information:

  • Student’s name
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Degrees and awards received
  • The most recent educational agency or institution attended
  • And other similar information

Student is defined as an enrolled individual, PK-12, including students in district sponsored childcare programs.

Prior to developing a student directory or giving general information to the public, parents (including parents of students open enrolled out of the district and parents of students home schooled into the district) will be given notice, annually, of the intent to develop a directory or to give out general information. After notification, they will have the opportunity to deny the inclusion of their student's information in the directory or in the general information distributed about the students.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to provide notice and to determine the method of notice that will inform parents.

Adopted: 8/89
Reviewed: 4/11; 4/12; 7/13; 10/14
Revised: 8/07; 8/17
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): 20 USC §§ 1232g; 34 CFR § 99; § 22; 622.10;
281 IAC 12.3(4); 41; 1980 Op Atty Gen 720