Annual Notices

  • Annual Asbestos Notification
    Confidentiality of Information - Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

    All Sisseton School District policies can be found on the District’s website at or can be obtained from any school office or the District Business Office. Should you have any questions regarding these annual notifications, please contact your school principal or the Sisseton School District Business Office at 605-698-7613.


Confidentiality of Information - Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)


    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, the District may disclose designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have informed the District that prior written consent is required before disclosing the directory information. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.
    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, guardian’s or eligible student’s prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, federal and state laws require the District to provide military recruiters and institutions of higher education, upon request, with the names, addresses and telephone listings of the students, and to provide the executive director of the SD Board of Regents and each technical college located in the state with the names and mailing addresses of the students in grades 7-12. This information will be provided unless parents or guardians have completed Form JOA-E(2) which advises the District that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.
    If you do not want the District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing within thirty (30) days of the beginning of the school year or, if enrolling after the beginning of the school year, within thirty (30) days of enrollment. The District has designated the following information as directory information:
    1. Student’s name;
    2. Address;
    3. Telephone listing;
    4. Name(s) of Parent(s)
    5. Photograph;
    6. Date and place of birth;
    7. Dates of attendance;
    8. Grade level;
    9. Participation (including video) in officially recognized activities and sports;
    10.Weight and height of members of athletic teams;
    11.Degrees, honors, and awards received;
    12.The most recent educational agency or institution attended.

    Policy JOA: Student Directory Information

    Exbibit JOA-E(1): Student Directory Information Notice

    Exhibit JOA-E(2): Student Directory Information