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Model Notification of Rights FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents Over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with s education records. These rights are: right to inspect and review the student's education records within day the School receives a request for access. eligible students should submit to the School principal [or official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they The School official will make arrangements for access and or eligible student of the time and place where the records right to request the amendment of the student's education records student believes are inaccurate. eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that inaccurate. They should write the School principal [or appro- official], clearly identify the part of the record they want specify why it is inaccurate. If the School decides not to amend requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will noti- or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right the request for amendment. Additional information procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible stu- of the right to a hearing. ;right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable informa- In the student's education records, except to the extent that disclosure without consent. permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a per- School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or sup- g health or medical staff and law enforcement unit person serving on the School Board; a person or company with has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting in performing his or her tasks. official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs record in order to fulfill his or her professional respon- request, the School discloses education records without of another school district in which a student seeks or [NOTE: FERPA requires a school district to make a reason- the parent or student of the records request unless it notification that it intends to forward records on request.] to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education failures by the School District to comply with the require- lame and address of the Office that administers FERPA Compliance Office of Education Avenue, SW 13C 20202-4605 at OrtonvUle School? sed educational S be available for the 2003-04 school year. Students in home-schooled students, will have the opportunity to The Ortonville School District will provide a facilitator for monitoring the students' progress and providing rlgram allows the school to offer a more diverse course offering. NotifiCation of Rights ....... the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) parents and students who are 18 or emancipated minors our conduct of surveys, collection for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. to:  Students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one protected aras ("protected information survey") if in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent; r psychological problems of the student or student's family, attitudes; self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 'others with whom respondents have close family  recognized privileged relat'ionships, such as with lawyers, or ministers; affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or Other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. an opt a student out of- information survey, regardless of funding; mvasive physical exam or screening required as a administered by the school or its agent, and not ' to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or required under State law; and 3. Activities Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained g or to sell or otherwise distribute the and before administration or use - ]nformation surveys of students; to collect personal information from students for any sales, or other distribution purposes; and part of the educational curriculum. t Will/has develop[ed] and adopt[ed]] policies, in consulta- regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect stu- administration of protected surveys and the collection, dis- information for marketing, sales, or other distribu- District will directly notify parents and eligible stu- ' at the start of each school year] and changes. [School District] will also  notify par- such as through U.S. Mail or e-mail, at least annu- each school year of the specific or approximate dates of the provide an opportunity to opt a student out of partici- , or use of personal information for marketing, sales or t of any protected information survey not funded in whole or physical examination or screening as described iii who believe their rights have been violated may file Ofc SW Children's behavior linked to diet Excessive fidgeting,difficulty con- centrating, impulsivity -- manifest- ing these symptoms, millions of chil- dren have been diagnosed with an attention disorder. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 4 percent of school- age children will meet the diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, many of these children do not have any disorder. "Before you conclude that your child has a disorder," says Kathy Bratby, M.S.N., R.N., a clinical assis- tant professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing in New York, "take a look at what he or she is eating." When a child is evaluated for attention and behavior problems, a key factor that often is overlooked is diet. Many studies show that a child's diet can have a direct effect on his behavior and ability to learn. Parents may suspect that their child behaves differently after con- suming brightly colored cereals, cer- tain soft drinks or candy. Assuming that their child is on a "sugar high," they overlook the real culprits m arti- ficial food dyes and flavorings. "Food dyes are synthesized from petroleum --just like gasoline," Bratby explains, "and it doesn't take much to set off a sensitive child. Artificial flavorings can be made from thousands of synthetic chemi- cals and some people don't tolerate them." The nonprofit Feingold Association of the U.S. has been helping families of children with learning and behavior problems since 1976. Parent volunteers show fami- lies how to find the food they enjoy but without the unwanted additives. For a free brochure, send a long self- addressed, stamped envelope to FAUS, P.O. Box 6550, Alexandria, VA 22306. Or visit www.ADHDdiet.org. NOTICES TITLE IX POLICY STATEMENT: It is the policy of Independent School District #62 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities or employment poli- cies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to Mr. Tim Marthaler, Counselor at Ortonville High School, 200 Trojan Drive, Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-6181, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, DC. SEXUAL HARASSMENT & SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Independent School District No. 62 maintains a firm policy prohibiting all forms of discrimination based on sex. Sexual harassment and sexual vio- lence against students or employees is sex discrimination. All persons are to be treated with respect and dignity. Sexual violence, sexual advances or other forms of personal harassment by any person, male or female, which create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment will not be tol- erated under any circumstances. The School Board has designated Tim Marthaler, Counselor as the School District Human Rights Officer to receive reports or complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence from any individual, employee or victim of sexual harassment or sexual violence. A copy of the schools entire policy may be seen at the Superintendent's or Principal's office. DRESS CODE: Parents are reminded that students are required to wear appropriate attire to school. Students should not be wearing clothing that advertises drugs, alcohol, tobacco, has inappropriate language or has inappropriate gender reference. Short shorts (hem line rising higher than finger tips at sides while standing in a normal position), skimpy tank tops, tops that expose the midriff, exposed undergarments, low cut shirts that expose cleavage, and bare backs (back is exposed below the bottom of the shoulder blades) will not be allowed. Parents will be asked to come in and bring appro- clothing or pick up their student for violations. A complete dress code policy is included in the student handbook. Should parents have ques- tions, they may call the appropriate office. ATTENDANCE POLICY: The purpose of the attendance policy is to encourage responsibility for attendance and the proper attitude for the world of employment. Credit can- not be issued if a student is absent (whether excused or unexcused) from any semester course more than 12 class periods, or 24 periods for a full year. Notice will be given to the students and their parents to individually review the lack of attendance. Parents may contact the school at any time to discuss student attendance. SCHOOL ACCIDENT INSURANCE: The Ortonville School District will not be providing any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child at school or during school activities. Since children are particularly susceptible to injuries we encourage you to review your present health and accident insurance pro- gram to determine if your coverage is adequate. If you do not feel your insurance is adequate because of a deductible or co-insurance clause, or if you do not have insurance, we encourage you to review the student insurance program. This plan provides benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. An explanation of the cost and the benefits is explained on the premium envelope that will be sent home with your child. This insurance is designed primarily families with no other insurance or with a high deductible. It pays up to an additional $15,000 per injury, after benefits under the 24 hour plan (or All Sports/Football Plans, if also purchased) have been exhausted (see brochure). PREGNANCY AND PARENTAL STATUS: It is the policy of the School Board of Independent School District #62 not to discriminate against any student, or exclude any student from its edu- cation program or activity, including any class or extra curricular activity, on the basis of such student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, ter- mination of pregnancy or recovery therefrom, unless the student requests voluntarily to participate in a separate portion of the program or activity of the recipient. INDOOR AIR QUALITY: The Ortonville School District is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and productive environment for our students and staff so that we can achieve our mission of educating students. Our school will follow US Environmental Protection Agency guidance to monitor and prevent as many indoor air quality (IAQ) problems as possible. Glenn Henningson has completed the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning indoor air quality coordinator training. Glenn will be coordinating our IAQ program for our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact him. NOTICE CONCERNING USE OF PEST CONTROL MATERIALS: Our district utilizes a licensed, professional pest control service for the prevention and control of rodents, insects, and other pests in and around the district's buildings. Their program consists of (1) Inspection and monitoring to detemlne whether pests are present, and whether any treatment is needed. (2) Recommendations for maintenance and sanitation to help eliminate pests without the need for pest control materials. (3) Utilization of nonchemical measures such as traps, caulking and screening. (4) Application of EPA-registered pest control materials when needed. Pests can sting, bite, cause contamination, damage property, and spread disease; therefore, we must prevent and control them. The long term health effects on children from the application of such pest control materials, or the class of materials to which they belong, may not be fully under-stood. All pest control materials are chosen and applied according to label directions per Federal Law. Service visits are scheduled during the weeks starting with the following dates: Oct. 13, 2003, Dec. 22, 2003, Mar. 22, 2004, Apr. 12, 2004, May 17, 2004, and Aug. 23, 2004. In addition, service visits may be scheduled during the following times when school is not in session: summer vacation, MEA break, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, win- ter break, and Easter break. Parents of students may request to receive prior notification of any application of a pest control material, should such an application be deemed necessary on a day different from the days specified in the schedule. ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT: As a result of federal legislation (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act AHERA), each primary and secondary school in the nation is required to complete a stringent inspection for asbestos and to develop a plan of management for all asbestos containing building materials. The Ortonville School District has a goal to be in full compliance with this law and is following the spirit, as well as, the letter of the law. As a matter of policy, the district shall continue to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our community's youth and employees. In keeping with the legislation, all buildings (including portables and support buildings) owned or leased by the Ortonville School District were inspected by EPA accredited inspec- tors and samples were analyzed by an independent laboratory. Based on the inspection, the school prepared and the state approved a compre- hensive management plan for the safe and responsible handling of asbestos within its buildings. Continued our Operations and Maintenance Program. Federal law requires a periodic walk through (surveillance) every six month of each area containing asbestos. In addition, the law requires all buildings to be inspected three years after a management plan is in effect. Airtech Environmental, Inc. will accomplish this under contract. Areas where management issues are noted during inspections and surveillance have been, and will continue to be, dealt with promptly. Short-term work- ers (outside contractors such as telephone repair workers, electricians and exterminators) must be provided information regarding the location of asbestos in which they may come into contact. All short-term workers shall contact the lead maintenance person before commencing work to be given this information. The Ortonville School District has a list of the location(s), type(s) of asbestos containing materials found in the school build- ing and a description and timetable for their proper management. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the school office. Copies are available at 25 cents per page. Questions related to the plan should be directed to Steve Musser, Airtech Environmental, Inc. St. Paul, MN at (651) 779-7475, or by contacting the Ortonville School District at 839-6181. DIRECTORY INFORMATION: Directory information means information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an inva- sion of privacy if disclosed. It includes, but is not limited to: the student's name, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. It also includes the name of the student's parent(s). Director information does not include personally identifiable data that references religion, race, color, social position or nationality. (NOTE: This definition is intended to enumerate all information that may be classified as director information under state and federal law. A school district may choose not to designate some or all of the enumerated information as directory information. This is an important policy decision for the local school board that must balance student pri- vacy rights against public disclosure.) Independent School District No. 62 collects various educational data concerning students and their parents. Education data is private on individuals, and shall not be disclosed except under certain conditions as specified in the Data Privacy Laws. RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION TO THE MILITARY: Dear Parent / Guardian: Federal law requires us to provide the name, address and phone number of students to the military upon their request. For students and parents who do not wish to have this information released to the military, federal law allows them to opt out. Parents/students who do not want this information released to the military need to inform the OrtonviUe School District by September 5th that they do not want this information released. Failure to notify the school by September 5th will result in the automatic release of this information. In order to facilitate this process, those who wish to opt out should sign and retum the following form: I do not want my child(ren)'s name, address and phone number to be released to the military. Name of Child(ren). Printed Name Parent / Guardian Signature of Parent / Guardian (For Students 18 and Older) I do not want my name, address, and phone number to be released to the military. Printed Name of Student Date Signature of Student 18 and Older Date 9300INOEPENDENT Model Notification of Rights FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents Over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with s education records. These rights are: right to inspect and review the student's education records within day the School receives a request for access. eligible students should submit to the School principal [or official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they The School official will make arrangements for access and or eligible student of the time and place where the records right to request the amendment of the student's education records student believes are inaccurate. eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that inaccurate. They should write the School principal [or appro- official], clearly identify the part of the record they want specify why it is inaccurate. If the School decides not to amend requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will noti- or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right the request for amendment. Additional information procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible stu- of the right to a hearing. ;right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable informa- In the student's education records, except to the extent that disclosure without consent. permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a per- School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or sup- g health or medical staff and law enforcement unit person serving on the School Board; a person or company with has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting in performing his or her tasks. official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs record in order to fulfill his or her professional respon- request, the School discloses education records without of another school district in which a student seeks or [NOTE: FERPA requires a school district to make a reason- the parent or student of the records request unless it notification that it intends to forward records on request.] to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education failures by the School District to comply with the require- lame and address of the Office that administers FERPA Compliance Office of Education Avenue, SW 13C 20202-4605 at OrtonvUle School? sed educational S be available for the 2003-04 school year. Students in home-schooled students, will have the opportunity to The Ortonville School District will provide a facilitator for monitoring the students' progress and providing rlgram allows the school to offer a more diverse course offering. NotifiCation of Rights ....... the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) parents and students who are 18 or emancipated minors our conduct of surveys, collection for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. to:  Students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one protected aras ("protected information survey") if in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent; r psychological problems of the student or student's family, attitudes; self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 'others with whom respondents have close family  recognized privileged relat'ionships, such as with lawyers, or ministers; affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or Other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. an opt a student out of- information survey, regardless of funding; mvasive physical exam or screening required as a administered by the school or its agent, and not ' to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or required under State law; and 3. Activities Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained g or to sell or otherwise distribute the and before administration or use - ]nformation surveys of students; to collect personal information from students for any sales, or other distribution purposes; and part of the educational curriculum. t Will/has develop[ed] and adopt[ed]] policies, in consulta- regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect stu- administration of protected surveys and the collection, dis- information for marketing, sales, or other distribu- District will directly notify parents and eligible stu- ' at the start of each school year] and changes. [School District] will also  notify par- such as through U.S. Mail or e-mail, at least annu- each school year of the specific or approximate dates of the provide an opportunity to opt a student out of partici- , or use of personal information for marketing, sales or t of any protected information survey not funded in whole or physical examination or screening as described iii who believe their rights have been violated may file Ofc SW Children's behavior linked to diet Excessive fidgeting,difficulty con- centrating, impulsivity -- manifest- ing these symptoms, millions of chil- dren have been diagnosed with an attention disorder. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 4 percent of school- age children will meet the diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, many of these children do not have any disorder. "Before you conclude that your child has a disorder," says Kathy Bratby, M.S.N., R.N., a clinical assis- tant professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing in New York, "take a look at what he or she is eating." When a child is evaluated for attention and behavior problems, a key factor that often is overlooked is diet. Many studies show that a child's diet can have a direct effect on his behavior and ability to learn. Parents may suspect that their child behaves differently after con- suming brightly colored cereals, cer- tain soft drinks or candy. Assuming that their child is on a "sugar high," they overlook the real culprits m arti- ficial food dyes and flavorings. "Food dyes are synthesized from petroleum --just like gasoline," Bratby explains, "and it doesn't take much to set off a sensitive child. Artificial flavorings can be made from thousands of synthetic chemi- cals and some people don't tolerate them." The nonprofit Feingold Association of the U.S. has been helping families of children with learning and behavior problems since 1976. Parent volunteers show fami- lies how to find the food they enjoy but without the unwanted additives. For a free brochure, send a long self- addressed, stamped envelope to FAUS, P.O. Box 6550, Alexandria, VA 22306. Or visit www.ADHDdiet.org. NOTICES TITLE IX POLICY STATEMENT: It is the policy of Independent School District #62 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities or employment poli- cies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to Mr. Tim Marthaler, Counselor at Ortonville High School, 200 Trojan Drive, Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-6181, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, DC. SEXUAL HARASSMENT & SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Independent School District No. 62 maintains a firm policy prohibiting all forms of discrimination based on sex. Sexual harassment and sexual vio- lence against students or employees is sex discrimination. All persons are to be treated with respect and dignity. Sexual violence, sexual advances or other forms of personal harassment by any person, male or female, which create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment will not be tol- erated under any circumstances. The School Board has designated Tim Marthaler, Counselor as the School District Human Rights Officer to receive reports or complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence from any individual, employee or victim of sexual harassment or sexual violence. A copy of the schools entire policy may be seen at the Superintendent's or Principal's office. DRESS CODE: Parents are reminded that students are required to wear appropriate attire to school. Students should not be wearing clothing that advertises drugs, alcohol, tobacco, has inappropriate language or has inappropriate gender reference. Short shorts (hem line rising higher than finger tips at sides while standing in a normal position), skimpy tank tops, tops that expose the midriff, exposed undergarments, low cut shirts that expose cleavage, and bare backs (back is exposed below the bottom of the shoulder blades) will not be allowed. Parents will be asked to come in and bring appro- clothing or pick up their student for violations. A complete dress code policy is included in the student handbook. Should parents have ques- tions, they may call the appropriate office. ATTENDANCE POLICY: The purpose of the attendance policy is to encourage responsibility for attendance and the proper attitude for the world of employment. Credit can- not be issued if a student is absent (whether excused or unexcused) from any semester course more than 12 class periods, or 24 periods for a full year. Notice will be given to the students and their parents to individually review the lack of attendance. Parents may contact the school at any time to discuss student attendance. SCHOOL ACCIDENT INSURANCE: The Ortonville School District will not be providing any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child at school or during school activities. Since children are particularly susceptible to injuries we encourage you to review your present health and accident insurance pro- gram to determine if your coverage is adequate. If you do not feel your insurance is adequate because of a deductible or co-insurance clause, or if you do not have insurance, we encourage you to review the student insurance program. This plan provides benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. An explanation of the cost and the benefits is explained on the premium envelope that will be sent home with your child. This insurance is designed primarily families with no other insurance or with a high deductible. It pays up to an additional $15,000 per injury, after benefits under the 24 hour plan (or All Sports/Football Plans, if also purchased) have been exhausted (see brochure). PREGNANCY AND PARENTAL STATUS: It is the policy of the School Board of Independent School District #62 not to discriminate against any student, or exclude any student from its edu- cation program or activity, including any class or extra curricular activity, on the basis of such student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, ter- mination of pregnancy or recovery therefrom, unless the student requests voluntarily to participate in a separate portion of the program or activity of the recipient. INDOOR AIR QUALITY: The Ortonville School District is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and productive environment for our students and staff so that we can achieve our mission of educating students. Our school will follow US Environmental Protection Agency guidance to monitor and prevent as many indoor air quality (IAQ) problems as possible. Glenn Henningson has completed the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning indoor air quality coordinator training. Glenn will be coordinating our IAQ program for our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact him. NOTICE CONCERNING USE OF PEST CONTROL MATERIALS: Our district utilizes a licensed, professional pest control service for the prevention and control of rodents, insects, and other pests in and around the district's buildings. Their program consists of (1) Inspection and monitoring to detemlne whether pests are present, and whether any treatment is needed. (2) Recommendations for maintenance and sanitation to help eliminate pests without the need for pest control materials. (3) Utilization of nonchemical measures such as traps, caulking and screening. (4) Application of EPA-registered pest control materials when needed. Pests can sting, bite, cause contamination, damage property, and spread disease; therefore, we must prevent and control them. The long term health effects on children from the application of such pest control materials, or the class of materials to which they belong, may not be fully under-stood. All pest control materials are chosen and applied according to label directions per Federal Law. Service visits are scheduled during the weeks starting with the following dates: Oct. 13, 2003, Dec. 22, 2003, Mar. 22, 2004, Apr. 12, 2004, May 17, 2004, and Aug. 23, 2004. In addition, service visits may be scheduled during the following times when school is not in session: summer vacation, MEA break, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, win- ter break, and Easter break. Parents of students may request to receive prior notification of any application of a pest control material, should such an application be deemed necessary on a day different from the days specified in the schedule. ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT: As a result of federal legislation (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act AHERA), each primary and secondary school in the nation is required to complete a stringent inspection for asbestos and to develop a plan of management for all asbestos containing building materials. The Ortonville School District has a goal to be in full compliance with this law and is following the spirit, as well as, the letter of the law. As a matter of policy, the district shall continue to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our community's youth and employees. In keeping with the legislation, all buildings (including portables and support buildings) owned or leased by the Ortonville School District were inspected by EPA accredited inspec- tors and samples were analyzed by an independent laboratory. Based on the inspection, the school prepared and the state approved a compre- hensive management plan for the safe and responsible handling of asbestos within its buildings. Continued our Operations and Maintenance Program. Federal law requires a periodic walk through (surveillance) every six month of each area containing asbestos. In addition, the law requires all buildings to be inspected three years after a management plan is in effect. Airtech Environmental, Inc. will accomplish this under contract. Areas where management issues are noted during inspections and surveillance have been, and will continue to be, dealt with promptly. Short-term work- ers (outside contractors such as telephone repair workers, electricians and exterminators) must be provided information regarding the location of asbestos in which they may come into contact. All short-term workers shall contact the lead maintenance person before commencing work to be given this information. The Ortonville School District has a list of the location(s), type(s) of asbestos containing materials found in the school build- ing and a description and timetable for their proper management. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the school office. Copies are available at 25 cents per page. Questions related to the plan should be directed to Steve Musser, Airtech Environmental, Inc. St. Paul, MN at (651) 779-7475, or by contacting the Ortonville School District at 839-6181. DIRECTORY INFORMATION: Directory information means information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an inva- sion of privacy if disclosed. It includes, but is not limited to: the student's name, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. It also includes the name of the student's parent(s). Director information does not include personally identifiable data that references religion, race, color, social position or nationality. (NOTE: This definition is intended to enumerate all information that may be classified as director information under state and federal law. A school district may choose not to designate some or all of the enumerated information as directory information. This is an important policy decision for the local school board that must balance student pri- vacy rights against public disclosure.) Independent School District No. 62 collects various educational data concerning students and their parents. Education data is private on individuals, and shall not be disclosed except under certain conditions as specified in the Data Privacy Laws. RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION TO THE MILITARY: Dear Parent / Guardian: Federal law requires us to provide the name, address and phone number of students to the military upon their request. For students and parents who do not wish to have this information released to the military, federal law allows them to opt out. Parents/students who do not want this information released to the military need to inform the OrtonviUe School District by September 5th that they do not want this information released. Failure to notify the school by September 5th will result in the automatic release of this information. In order to facilitate this process, those who wish to opt out should sign and retum the following form: I do not want my child(ren)'s name, address and phone number to be released to the military. Name of Child(ren). Printed Name Parent / Guardian Signature of Parent / Guardian (For Students 18 and Older) I do not want my name, address, and phone number to be released to the military. Printed Name of Student Date Signature of Student 18 and Older Date 9300INOEPENDENT