Danville High School Policies & Procedures
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that schools obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's educational records. However, Danville High School may disclose "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the school to the contrary. Directory information is not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released. In most cases it includes the student's name, address, and telephone number. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Danville High School to include names of students participating in a variety of school activities. Examples include:

  • a playbill, showing your student's role in a drama production

  • the school yearbook

  • honor roll or other recognition lists

  • graduation programs

  • sporting events (ie, wrestling, showing weight and height of team members)

Directory information can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent's prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, federal law requires local educational agencies like Danville High School to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the same three pieces of directory information (name, address, and telephone listing).

If you do not want Danville High school to disclose directory information from your child's records without your prior written consent, you must notify Mary Buesking at Danville High school by calling 444-1507 by September 30.