Directory Information

Carlinville CUSD #1’s
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Notice for Directory Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Carlinville CUSD#1, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, Carlinville CUSD #1 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 Carlinville CUSD #1 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 or other recognition lists;
  • Graduation programs; and
  • Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.
  • A list of student names to the local newspaper to ensure proper spelling of recognized students.
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, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories - names, addresses and telephone listings - unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student's information disclosed without their prior written consent.
If you do not want Carlinville CUSD#1 to disclose directory information from your child's education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by January 1, 2008. Carlinville CUSD #1 has designated the following information as directory information.
*Student's Name *Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
*Address *Weight and height of members of athletic teams
*Telephone listing *Degrees, honors, and awards received
*Electronic mail address *The most recent educational agency or institution attended
*Date and place of birth  
*Major field of study  
*Dates of attendance  
*Grade Level