Student Directory Information 5-66

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-66


Student Directory Information

  1. Generally

    The School Board authorizes making student directory information public as permitted under state and federal laws and regulations.

  2. Definition

    Student directory information is defined to include the following:

    1. Name of student in attendance or no longer in attendance;
    2. Address;
    3. Date and place of birth;
    4. Telephone listing;
    5. Dates of attendance;
    6. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports;
    7. Height and weight, if member of athletic team;
    8. Awards and honors received; and
    9. Other similar information.
  3. Release of Directory Information

    Prior to release of such information the Superintendent or principals shall give public notice of such intent in a newspaper of general circulation, a school paper, patron organization newsletter or announcements sent home to parents describing the information defined as “directory information”. Annual notification of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) constitutes sufficient notice that directory information may be released unless the parent/legal guardian/student provides written notice of objection to the school division.

  4. Discretionary Selection of Directory Information by Superintendent

    Student Directory Information may be released at the discretion of the Superintendent or principal. The Superintendent, or a designee, is authorized to designate those categories to be made public and under what circumstances the information will be released. Directory information will not be released for commercial or marketing purposes.

    No directory information concerning a student will be released without prior approval of the Superintendent or designee.

  5. Directory Information to Military Recruiters

    Schools may release the names, addresses and telephone numbers of students to military recruiters. Parents/legal guardians or adult students may file a written objection with the school requesting that such information not be released without their prior written consent.

Code of Va. § 22.1-130.1. Access to high schools and high school students for military recruiters.

Code of Va., § 22.1-287.1. Directory information.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232 et seq., 34 C.F.R. Part 99.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations, "Governing Management of the Student's Scholastic Record." (January 1991)

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (PL 107-110).

Adopted by School Board: June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: September 2, 2003
Amended by School Board: April 4, 2006