In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Fenton Area Public Schools may disclose “Directory Information” from the educational records of a student. Directory information is designated by the district as:

  • name of student

  • date and place of birth

  • grade level

  • address (electronic & home)

  • field of study

  • telephone number (under appropriate circumstances)

  • most recent educational agency or institution attended

  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports

  • weight and height of members of athletic teams

  • dates of attendance

  • degrees, honors, and awards received

  • photographic, film, or video images created by the district in conjunction with school-sponsored activities and awards, or in an educational or extracurricular setting taken as part of the school’s newsletter, newspaper, and/or website.

The district may disclose any of the items listed without prior written consent unless the Principal is notified to the contrary in writing by October 1, 2021.

The District Administration Office shall maintain a list of student names wherein disclosure has been refused. These lists shall be reviewed and students must be excluded from directory information disclosures. The district reserves the right to disclose directory information of former students without giving prior public notice.