Office of Rights and Responsibilities


SDP’s Student Rights & Responsibilities

Please click on the link for the SDP’s Students Rights & Responsibilities Homepage.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Attention families: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that a school with certain exceptions obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, a school may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the school to the contrary in accordance with school district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow schools to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.

Parents who wish to opt their students out of directory information releases must complete an Opt-Out Form for each of their students, and must return each form to the school at which each student is enrolled by November 6, 2023.

Find more information, including the forms you need HERE.

In preparation for the new school year, OSRR has released updated versions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and PPRA Notifications (FERPA Notice for Directory Information, Notification of Rights Under FERPA for Elementary & Secondary Schools, and Notification of Rights Under the PPRA), as well as an optional Opt-Out Form (Release of Directory Information Opt-Out Form).

The Opt-Out Form must be completed by parents/guardians who wish to opt their student(s) out of directory information releases. All four documents can be found on the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities website, here.


Please click on the links below for further information:

  1. Parent Engagement Policy
  2. Parent Compact
  3. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)