Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.  ECPS does share PII  information with contracted vendors and outside agencies with either a Data Sharing and Privacy Agreement, Vendor Privacy Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding established.


Defined Directory Information – Student’s name, address, grade, telephone number, picture, honors and awards, and dates of attendance.