The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the Kelso School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, the Kelso School District may disclose appropriately designated “directoryinformation” (which consists of name, age and photo likeness) without written consent, unless you have advised the district that you wish to opt out of the disclosure of directory information regarding your student. The primary purpose of disclosures of directory information is to allow the Kelso School District to include student information in school related publications.
At time of enrollment a parent will be asked to fill out the nondisclosure form that is listed below. If this form is not completed and filed with the District, it will be assumed that the directory information listed below may be disclosed. If this form is completed and filed, it will remain effective for the duration of your student’s enrollment in the District unless you notify your school office in writing that you would like to revoke or resubmit this nondisclosure form.