Each October, the School District sends a list of high school students and their contact/directory information to the U.S. military, who can use it to contact students at home. The School District WILL send your student’s information to military recruiters unless you say NO (opt-out).
If you DO NOT WANT your student’s contact/directory information sent to military recruiters, you MUST fill out the following FERPA form which the School District has put in your First Day Packet:
FERPA form [SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SPS) – NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) and OPTOUT FORM]
ALL high school parents/guardians (or students 18 and over) should:
- Sign page 2 of the FERPA form and
- Check box A, B, or C to indicate where they will allow student contact information to be sent. (Check C to withhold contact/directory information from military recruiters.)
PLEASE NOTE: the previously mentioned NCLB form is no longer used by Seattle Public Schools and is no longer needed to opt-out. ONLY the FERPA form is required.