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WCA Disclosure of Directory Information

Disclosure of Directory Information


World Compass Academy may disclose directory information from a student’s education record without written consent of the parent/guardian or eligible student in accordance with the following provisions:

  1. “Directory information” is information contained in a student’s education record that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. “Directory information” includes, but is not limited to, the student’s name, e-mail address, gender, date and place of birth, grade level, participation in officially recognized sports and activities, school years attended, awards, honors, and other distinctions received. Directory information also includes a Student ID number or other unique personal identifier used by the student to access or communicate in electronic systems, but only if the identifier cannot be used to gain access to education records except when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the user’s identity, such as a password.  The addresses, telephone numbers, and photograph of students in elementary or secondary schools shall not be disclosed without the express written permission, utilizing the appropriate form, of the parent/guardian, except to law enforcement agents conducting an investigation of a student if the agents show that it is necessary for the investigation to have access to that information.
  2. The parent of a student or an eligible student, while the student is in attendance in World Compass Academy, has the option of denying the publication of a student’s directory information by submitting a request, in writing, to the school principal or registrar at least 20 days in advance of disclosure.
Limitation of Disclosure

Personally identifiable information from a student’s education records shall be disclosed only on the condition that the party to whom disclosure is made will not disclose the information to any other party without the prior written consent of the parent/guardian or the eligible student.