Directory Information

Directory Information

Certain information about district students is considered directory information and will be released to anyone who follows the procedures for requesting the information unless the parent or guardian objects to the release of the directory information about the student. If you do not want CFBISD to disclose directory information from your child’s educational records without your prior written consent, you must notify the district in writing within the first 10 days of instruction or after the first 10 days of enrollment.

CFBISD has designated the following as Directory Information: student’s name, address, telephone number, email address, date and place of birth, photograph, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, honors and awards received, enrollment status, grade level, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by your student.

Explanation of Directory Information and Directory Information Form

Federal and state laws safeguard student records from unauthorized inspection or use as well as provide parents and “eligible” students with certain rights. Virtually all information pertaining to individual student performance such as individual test scores, grades, discipline records, medical records, etc. is considered confidential and is not released without a parent’s consent.

Directory Information is public unless parents make an annual request in writing. Under Texas Education Code Sec. 26.013, a parent now has options, including: restricting information to outside third parties only. Third parties may be vendors, companies or others who are interested in asking you or your student to purchase products or services. (BOARD Policy FL LEGAL)

The other option is releasing information for school-sponsored purposes only. These school-sponsored purposes use of directory information include campus and district publications, campus and district websites and the district’s cable TV channel.

CFBISD has designated the following as Directory Information: student’s name, address, telephone number, email address, date and place of birth, photograph, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, honors and awards received, enrollment status, grade level, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by your student. (Board Policy FL LOCAL)

If you wish to have your student’s “directory information marked “private,” you must contact your child’s campus.

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