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Notices & Affirmation Form

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Georgia’s Student Privacy, Accessibility and Transparency Act, the Bulloch County Board of Education designates certain student information as limited directory information. Disclosures of directory information will be limited to specific parties, for specific purposes or both.

The list of limited directory information includes the following:

  • student’s name;
  • address;
  • telephone number;
  • email address;
  • date and place of birth;
  • school;
  • grade level;
  • participation in officially recognized school activities and sports;
  • weight and height of members of athletic teams;
  • dates of attendance at schools within the district;
  • diplomas, certifications, honors and awards received during the time enrolled in the district’s schools;
  • previous school or educational institution attended by the student;
  • official school photograph; and
  • parents’/guardians’ legal names 

Limited directory information will be released for the specific purposes listed under the Every Student Succeeds Act and Student Media Release sections below. Vendors with whom we contract may be provided with limited directory information. 

Every Student Succeeds Act

Pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act and its Armed Forces Recruiter Access to Students and Student Recruiting Information section, public school systems are required to provide high school students’ directory information to military recruiters and colleges/universities, by request. You, or your child if he/she is 18 years of age, have the right to request directory information not be released. If desired, complete a FERPA Request to Restrict Directory Information Form, available at your school’s office. 

Student Media Release

Bulloch County Schools and its education partners obtain, reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast, distribute, and create students’ feedback, derivative works, photographs, videotaped images and/or likenesses for these express purposes: 

  • To promote, publicize or explain classroom instructions, athletics, extracurricular events and activities in school system. 
  • To publish images and information in newsletters, newspapers, magazines, websites, social media and marketing materials in order to promote the mission and accomplishments of the school system, its schools and its students. 
  • To fulfill student teachers’ required coursework documentation for their Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) Portfolios.
  • To participate in the anonymous Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 (Grades 4-12) given annually by the GA Dept. of Education.

You, or your child, if he or she is 18 years of age, have the right to request directory information not be released. If desired, complete a FERPA Request to Restrict Directory Information Form, available at your school’s office.

Access to Internet, Google Applications & Digital Resources

You have the right to request your child’s access to the internet, Google Apps for Education, and other digital resources be restricted at school. If desired, complete a Request to Restrict Internet Access Form, available at your school’s office.

Telephone Consumer Protection Act - School district use of an electronic messaging system

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) requires school districts to receive express consent to make automated or pre-recorded telephone calls and texts to a cellular telephone. When you register your child for school and at the beginning of each school year, you provide contact information, which can include cellular telephone numbers. When you provide a cellular telephone number(s), you provide the school district express consent to send calls and texts to your cellular telephone(s) in order to keep you informed about school operations, any specific concerns related to your child, and emergency information.

Should you choose to revoke consent to receive automated calls/texts to your cellular telephone(s), contact the registrar at your child's school or follow the opt-out prompts when you receive a message from the district’s electronic messaging service. If you revoke consent for automated calls/texts, you may not receive time-sensitive informational or emergency messages about school operations or your child.

The school district requires you to provide notice of any changes to your contact information within ten days. This includes changes to cellular telephone numbers you previously provided. Please be aware that the school district disclaims liability for any alleged damages that result from your failure to provide the school district with correct contact information. This includes notification that a telephone number you have given the school district has been disconnected or reassigned.

Bulloch County Schools Student Handbook & Code of Conduct Affirmation

As the custodial parent of a child enrolled in Bulloch County Schools, my child and I acknowledge by signing the Parent/Guardian and Student Notices & Affirmation Form that we have reviewed the Bulloch County Schools 2019-2020 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct and our school’s supplemental handbook. My family and I understand and agree to abide by the policies, agreements, procedures and directives set forth in these publications. We understand failure to sign or return this acknowledgment form does not excuse any individual from complying with school system policies, regulations and guidelines. We also acknowledge we have read the Parent/Guardian Annual Notices.

A printable version of this form is posted on this page. Review and sign the form. Detach it along the bottom of the form where noted and return it to your child's school by September 1, 2019, or within 30 days of enrollment.

 

Printable Form

The Parent, Guardian, & Student Notices and Affirmation Page must be signed by the parent or guardian and the student and returned to the child's school.  A printable copy of this page is attached below.