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Jul 30
Change to Chapter 13 - Students and Families

NEW SECTION​

​​13.3.2 - Directory Information​​​

13.3.2.1 Release of Directory Information for Tracking Purposes​

Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles participate in programs in which students' personally identifiable information is disclosed to school officials for purposes of tracking alumni throughout college. This data enables schools to better serve their alumni and helps evaluate the effectiveness of schools' curriculum, instruction, and support services.

A school may disclose directory information as defined above to school officials, including contracted individuals or organizations such as the National Student Clearinghouse, to assist the school in tracking its alumni throughout the college. Unless a parent, student, or former student files a notice to prevent disclosure of directory information, a student's information may be released for the purposes described herein. 

Any parent or student over 18 ("eligible student") wishing to prevent disclosure of directory information for tracking purposes must file a written notification to this effect with the principal. If a parent or eligible student submits a request to the principal, it becomes effective on the day it is received by the principal, except for directory information that has already been disclosed.

Once a parent or eligible student places a hold on the release of directory information, the restriction remains in effect permanently, unless rescinded by the parent or eligible student. For this reason, each parent and eligible student is encouraged to review the student's demographic data periodically.

For additional information, please see the National Student Clearinghouse.

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