School Board Policy 5500 of the Scarsdale Union Free School District provides that the District may from time to time disclose information from the education records of present or former students in the following categories: the student’s name, parents’/legal guardians’ names/addresses, grade level, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, diplomas and awards received, the most recent previous school attended by the student, and any other school at present being attended by the student, except where disclosure of school attended would violate the student’s protected privacy rights under the law.
             Requests may come from the Village of Scarsdale for the purpose of mailings and issuing pool passes, but it will also be released to anyone who requests this information, unless it is requested for commercial purposes.

             Additionally, Directory Information may be provided to the Scarsdale PTC/PTAs. In addition to the above Directory Information, the District may disclose the following additional Directory Information to the Scarsdale PTC/PTAs for the purpose of creating building-based directories as part of PTC/PTA membership: parents’/legal guardians’ telephone numbers, email addresses, and student homerooms (except where disclosure of student homeroom would violate the student’s protected privacy rights under the law).

             In accordance with School Board Policy 5500 and with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, a parent or student, 18 years of age or older, may refuse to permit the release of Directory Information. The Superintendent of Schools must be informed in writing by July 1st or upon registration with the District, by a parent or student, 18 years of age or older, that such Directory Information, or some part of it, may not be released. A letter must be sent to the Superintendent at the Offices of the Board of Education, 2 Brewster Road, Scarsdale, New York 10583.

             A copy of School Board Policy 5500 is available for inspection on the District web site or a copy may be obtained by contacting Honore Adams, District Clerk at 914-721-2410 or hadams@scarsdaleschools.org.