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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Annual Opt-Out Options Form

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Annual Opt-Out Options Form is now found in the Parent Portal of PowerSchool. This form must be updated annually.

 

Parents and guardians have the right to opt-out of sharing directory information. More information about your FERPA rights may be viewed at this link: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Schools use directory information to publish items such as yearbooks, honor roll, newsletters, and graduation announcements. This also includes information about opportunities for scholarship programs and colleges to be sent to you. Directory information may include student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports. A school may disclose directory information to third parties, for non-commercial use only. Schools will never sell information to third parties for commercial purposes. Directory information will only be used for official purposes and to colleges and universities if you so choose. The questions within the form are listed below: 

 

Question 1: Do you grant permission to allow directory information to be shared for non-commercial purposes?

Question 2: Do you grant permission for your student’s contact information to be provided to the US Military for the sole purpose of informing students of potential career opportunities?

Question 3: Do you grant permission to share information with NC Public and Private Colleges?

Question 4: During the junior year of high school, students take the state-administered nationally recognized college readiness assessment currently the ACT. Do you grant permission to share your student's ACT scores with colleges and universities? The highest score available will be shared.

If you are having trouble completing this form, please reach out to Mrs. Walter, mwalter@wcpss.net, with your responses to these questions and she can update your student's FERPA preferences.