The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal Law, requires that Waverly Central School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Waverly Central School District 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 Waverly Central School District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples include:

• A program showing your student’s role in a drama production

• A yearbook

• Honor Roll and other recognition lists

• Graduation programs

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 Waverly Central School District to disclose some or all directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the principal of the building which your child attends in writing. WCSD has designated the following information as directory information.

1. Student's name

2. E-mail address (District provided e-mail address, grades 5-12)

3. Student's image, and or video

4. Major field of study

5. Dates of attendance

6. Grade level

7. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports

8. Degrees, honors, and awards received