• Directory Information Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


    The following is considered directory information which can be made public without prior consent from the parent of students under 18 years of age or a student who is 18 years or older:   parents’ and students’ photographs, video images, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height (if members of athletic teams) degrees and awards received, and the name of the educational agency or institution previously attended by the student.  Such information usually is released to publicize students’ academic achievements and participation in school activities through photographs and articles in district newsletters and on the district's website, videotaped programs and releases to newspapers, including photographs and written articles.
    Board of Education Policy 3250 provides for  release of lists of names, addresses, and/or telephone numbers of parents, students, or other residents, unless such lists would be used for commercial or fundraising purposes.  Telephone numbers and addresses of employees will not be released.
    Any individual may request in writing that any or all directory information related to students and/or information on any lists related to the individual or the individual’s family not be released.  Direct requests to the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, East Irondequoit Central School District Administration Offices, 600 Pardee Road, Rochester, New York, 14609, no later than September 8, 2020.

     

    Notification to Parents


    Pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the school district must disclose to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of our high school students.  However, the district must also notify parents--and students who are at least 18 years  old--of their right to request, in writing, that the district NOT release such information if it is requested.
    Parents or students who are at least 18 years old, wishing to exercise their option to withhold their consent to the release of  the above information to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning, must send a written request to the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, East Irondequoit Central School District Administrative Offices, 600 Pardee Road, Rochester, NY  14609, no later than September 8, 2020.

     

    Student  Records       


    Student records, with the exception of directory information, are not open to the general public without written consent, although they may be made available to various persons, institutions, including other schools the student intends or seeks to attend,  or agencies, for specific reasons related to the student or the school system.
    Parents of students under 18 years of age can inspect and review their children’s records.  If parents, or students over 18, believe that any record is wrong or misleading or violates the student’s rights, they may ask the district to amend the record and may have a hearing held to present evidence about the record if they wish.  The district will provide copies of a student’s record to the parent or student over the age of 18.
    The district has adopted Policy 2030 and Regulation 2032 regarding student records.  Individual copies of that policy and regulation are available at the Administration Offices, 600 Pardee Road.  Anyone who believes the district has violated the federal laws governing student records may file a complaint with the federal government by writing to: The Family Policy and Regulations Office, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.  20202.