Student Directory Information Opt-Out Form

Student Directory Information Opt-Out Form

Access to and Publication of Student Directory Information

Federal law requires an annual notification (District Handbook) to parents that the school district is permitted to release and publish student directory information without family/student consent. The Lynden School District defines this directory information as the student’s name, photograph, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, diplomas and awards received, and the most recent previous school attended. Directory information is also subject to public records request.

Federal law also requires school districts to provide military recruiters with the same access to directory information of 11th and 12th grade students as that provided to post secondary educational institutions and prospective employers. This directory information includes names, addresses, and telephone listings.

The district allows families who do not want directory information released to opt out by completing  a Restriction of Directory Information form, which is available at every school office. This form must be submitted to the school office by October 13th. A copy of this form is kept at the school. This Restriction of Directory Information must be renewed annually. If a form is not received by the October 13th deadline, it will be assumed that there is no objection to release of directory information.