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506.2 Student Directory Information

Code No. 506.2


Student directory information is designed to be used internally within the school district. Directory information is defined in the annual notice. It may include the student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, e-mail address, grade level, enrollment status, 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 by the student, student ID number, user ID or other unique personal identifier, photograph and other likeness, and other similar information. 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 (inlcuding parent of students open enrolled out of the school district and parents of children home schoolded in the school district) will be given notice annually of the intent to develop a directory 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.

NOTE: This is a mandatory policy. A school district may limit what it considers to be directory information. If the school district limits the information, it must also make those changes in the school district's annual notice.

Legal Reference:     
20 U.S.C. § 1232g (2012).
Iowa Code § 22; 622.10 (2013).
281 I.A.C. 12.3(4); 41.123.
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

Approved 2/24/16

Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, IA