Sunday, October 04, 2015

Updated FERPAs Available

Thanks to Kelly Powers, RHS PTSA Legislative liaison for this update:



Letter to parents:

Families, 

Seattle Public Schools has revised our notification of rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow parents and guardians more choices on how and where you would like your child’s personal information shared.

If you already sent in the earlier FERPA form this school year and your choices remain the same, you do not need to return the revised form. Choices made on this year’s previous form will not change until you complete and submit a revised form. If you have already returned a form this year and do not want to change your options, or do not wish to consent to the options offered, you do not need to return the revised form. 

If you chose Option B-No Release of Information, but still would like your child to participate in activities such as the yearbook, class photo, or in any of the other options listed in the Option B section, complete the revised form and return it to your school by Oct. 10.  

If you do not check one of the boxes on the form or do not return any FERPA form, SPS will consider the lack of response as consent to release directory information about your child. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at publicaffairs@seattleschools.org or 206-252-0204

Office of Public Affairs

4 comments:

Patrick said...

Good. The District sometimes does the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Way to go parent advocates!

SavvyVoter

Anonymous said...

Yeah! When did that letter come out? I see the updated form on the website but not the letter?

thanks
katydid

Anonymous said...

Finally!

-HS Parent