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Educational Records – Confidentiality (Certain Exceptions) and Notification Requirements in Case of Objections
Under federal law parents and students have a right to expect the confidentiality of student records. With certain exceptions, prior written consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ records is required. Educational agencies may act to declare certain aspects of a student’s educational records to be “directory information,” meaning the information contained in such records which is not considered to be generally harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

The Aiken County Board of Education has previously determined that “directory information” could be released to third parties upon request, at the discretion of the school principal. Federal law and regulatory authority allows the release of such information without prior consent subject to certain conditions of pre-disclosure to parents or students. The purpose of this notice is to meet such pre-disclosure requirements. Under District policy the following information is considered to be releasable:
  • The student’s name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • date and place of birth
  • subjects of study
  • grade level
  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • date of attendance (on both an annual and daily basis)
  • diplomas
  • honors and awards received
  • photographs
  • the most recent educational agency or institution attended by the student.
(Examples of instances in which directory information is frequently released include, but are not limited to, drama or other performance playbills, graduation programs, senior class listings, annuals/yearbooks, science fair winners, students of the month, honor roll lists, National Honor Society, athletic event programs, etc.)

In addition, two federal laws require school districts receiving federal assistance to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories – names, addresses, and telephone listing – unless parents have advised the School District, as set forth below, that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without prior written consent. A parent or guardian of a student attending Aiken County Public Schools who would prefer that any or all of the information designated above not be released without the parent’s or guardian’s prior consent should so notify the office of the Deputy Superintendent in writing (1000 Brookhaven Drive, Aiken, SC 29803) no later than August 31, 2012. If there are any questions, please contact Mr. David M. Caver, Deputy Superintendent, at (803) 641-2514.