From time to time, student directory information is published on
the Capital Region BOCES website, in school publications, social
media and/or released to the media to recognize student achievement
or depict educational activities of the Capital Region BOCES.
Directory information, which is information that is generally not
considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can be
disclosed to outside organizations, by law, without a parent or
guardians prior consent.
Directory information includes:
Parents/guardians or eligible students have until September 15 to notify the BOCES of any objections they have to the release of any of the above listed directory information for that school year.
To opt-out, send written notification to the BOCES principal or program supervisor for the program your child attends. (Contact information is available on this website at: www.capitalregionboces.org/ContactUs.)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal
law, allows BOCES to disclose appropriately designated "directory
information" without written parental consent, unless the parents
have advised BOCES to the contrary. If no objection is received, by
September 15 of each school year, the BOCES may release student
directory information without prior approval of the parent/guardian
or eligible student.
The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the BOCES to include this type of information in school publications, on the BOCES Web site or for appropriate release to the media.
PLEASE NOTE: While the
BOCES will honor the request of any parent/guardian who has
submitted written notification to opt their child out of publicity
efforts, the BOCES is not responsible for media that covers news
happenings, graduations or other public events.