• Student records are private by law

    Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission. The exception is for directory information. Directory information may be released under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The district does not release directory information for commercial purposes.

    What is directory information?

    • Name
    • Home address
    • Telephone number(s)
    • Photographs
    • Date of birth
    • Parent/guardian names
    • Grade level
    • Dates of enrollment (current or previous schools)
    • Email addresses
    • Degrees and awards received
    • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
    • Weight and height of members of athletic teams

    Keeping directory information private
    Parents can choose to keep directory information private by completing this form. Information will not be disclosed to:

    • Outside organizations
    • Military recruiters
    • Institutions of higher education
    • Any communication that could reach the public or media
    • School yearbook
    • Graduation program
    • District/school newsletter to all parents and/or staff
    • Publications directed at district staff members
    • Videos for internal or external viewing
    • The school's website, district website or social media
    • PTSA communications

    If you do not want your student's directory information released, please complete and sign the Directory Information Withholding form and return it to:

    Chris Callaham
    915 4th Street NE
    Auburn, WA 98002

    or email signed copy to czifka@auburn.wednet.edu

    If you allow the district to release directory information, you do not need to complete this form.


Directory Information Withholding Forms