USD 253 has designated certain information contained in educational records as directory information, which may be disclosed for any purpose without your consent.
Directory information categories include the following: the student’s name, address, telephone number, picture, name of parent or guardian, date and place of birth; electronic mail address; weight, height, dates of attendance or grade placement; honors and awards received; and the most recent educational agency or school attended by the student.
The purpose of directory information is to allow the district to include this information in media releases (newspaper, radio, television, website) and school publications such as athletic programs, special event programs, yearbooks, honor rolls, and school directories.
No student addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or ID numbers will be published on web pages. Web authors must honor Directory Information “opt-out” requests of parents/guardians when including photography on websites. Photos of students on district websites must be of groups of 3 or more individuals. Only first names may be associated with the photographs.
Parents who do not want the Emporia Public Schools to disclose directory information must notify the principal in writing by September 1. (Refer to BOE Policy JRB and JRC)