Jackson County Schools may disclose, without written parental consent, certain categories of personally identifiable information designated as “directory information.” Directory information is defined as information contained in an educational record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. It includes a student’s name, address, email address, photograph, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received (including photographs), the most recent school attended, and other similar information. Additionally, Jackson County Schools forwards education records, including electronic transcripts, to other agencies or institutions that have requested records and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll, without prior consent of the parents or eligible students. A parent or eligible student (18 years of age or older) who does not want such information to be disclosed, should request in writing that such information is to be withheld. A form for this purpose (8330 F7) is available at the school office.