DIRECTORY INFORMATION NOTIFICATION
Pursuant to the Family and Educational and Privacy Rights Act, 20 U.S.C.A. section 1232g. The Baldwin County Board of Education (“Board”) believes that it is vitally important to communicate and in so doing, may deem it necessary to make its schools, students and certain student information available to the public, including, but not limited to the news media and other informational and promotional outlets. Pursuant to the Family and Educational and Privacy Rights Act, 20 U.S.C.A. section 1232g and the implementing regulations, the Board hereby provides notice of the categories of information that it has designated as “Directory Information”, which means information contained in an education record of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory Information may be released without prior parental consent.
The Board designates the following categories of information as Directory Information: the student’s name, photograph, video image (other than security video), date and place of birth, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status, degrees, honors and awards, student work intended for display or dissemination and participation in officially recognized activities, including but not limited to sports, along with general information associated with said activities, such as the weight and height of members of athletic teams. Directory Information shall also include the name(s) and mailing address of the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s). Student video images contained on security video recordings shall be subject to disclosure as Directory Information to law enforcement personnel and the parent(s) or guardian(s) of a student appearing on security video recordings.
Furthermore, the Board uses all available media (audio and video) to communicate, including but not limited to promotional videos. Directory Information may be in, but not be limited to print, video, audio and/or web-based media. In the event a parent or guardian objects to the disclosure of any or all of the information designated herein as Directory Information, you may opt out by visiting bcbe.org/optout and complete the form and digital signature for each school year in which you wish to opt-out of directory information on your child’s behalf. Should you have questions regarding this information, please contact your local school principal or Ms. Chasity Riddick, Communications Project Manager, Baldwin County Public Schools at 251-970-4433.