Media Opt-Out Form

Annual FERPA Notification and Media Opt-Out Form

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Tullahoma City Schools, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, the Tullahoma City Schools may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Tullahoma City Schools to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school and district publications. Examples include:
  • A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;
  • The annual yearbook;
  • Honor roll or other recognition lists;
  • Photo and caption on the school’s or district’s webpage or social media pages;
  • Graduation, choir, band, programs; and
  • Sports activity sheets/programs
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent.  Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.

The Tullahoma City Schools has designated the following information as directory information: student names and addresses, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, photograph/picture, grade level, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and most recent educational institution attended by student.
 
If you do not want the Tullahoma City Schools to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District by completing the Student Opt Out Form (FERPA) using the link below.  The Tullahoma City Schools has designated the following information as directory information: student names and addresses, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, photograph or picture, grade level, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and most recent educational institution attended by student.
Any questions can be addressed to tcstechnology@tcsedu.net

Click Here to download the FERPA Opt-Out Form