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Reminder: Photo Release & Student Privacy

SEPT. 14, 2022 — The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District celebrates the learning and accomplishments of students in materials that may include, but are not limited to, student names, honors/awards, non-graded work, photographs as well as video and voice recordings. 

This information may be released to local media, published in District publications, posted at school or public functions, or printed in a school yearbook. If published, a student’s name or likeness may appear with the intent to highlight/praise student learning and accomplishments. 

Also, the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows school districts to release certain pieces of school "directory information," unless parents choose to exercise their right of refusal. 

Per FERPA, the District must publish an annual public notice informing parents and students of their right to refuse the release of such information. A full explanation can be found under “Board Policies” at Midlakes.org/boardpolicies

No action is required if you agree to allow the District to publish and/or display information for non-commercial purposes. Those not granting permission should clearly include your student’s first and last name as well as the grade level, and email tclausen@midlakes.org, or submit this information along with your desire (in writing) to your child’s school.