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506.2 Student Directory Information


Series 500


Policy Title:  Student Directory Information                                                                                                                                                                                     Code No.  506.2



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 designed as “directory information,” the parent’s or eligible student’s right 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 he or she does 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
  • grade level
  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • weight and height of members of athletic teams only
  • degrees and awards received

Student is defined as an enrolled individual, PK-12 including children in school district sponsored child-care programs.

Prior to developing a student directory or to giving general information to the public, parents will be given notice annually of the intent to develop or to give out general information and have the opportunity to deny the inclusion of their child’s information in the directory or in the general information about the students.

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


Approved:  March 25, 2003

Reviewed:  September 11, 2018

Revised:  September 11, 2018

Legal Reference:  20 U.S.C. § 1232g.  34 C.F.R. 99.  Iowa Code § 22; 622.10.  281 I.A.C. 12.3(4); 41.  1980 Op. Att’y Gen. 720.

Cross Reference:  504 Student Activities; 506 Student Records; 901 Public Examination of School District Records; 902.4 Live Broadcast or Videotaping