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FAQs About Student Directory (StuDIR)

Frequently Asked Questions About Student Directory (StuDIR)


At the beginning of the school year, parents of students receive a Parent Student Handbook containing a student directory information release form to fill out and return to the schools in November giving them opportunity to OPT OUT of their information being made public. In October, a letter is sent to juniors and seniors informing them of another opportunity to withhold student directory infromation which is returned in November. The forms are processed in December; thus, the earliest the student information directory request can be made available is in January.

Contact District Operations regarding questions about the Parent Student Handbook.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows charging a reasonable fee to retrieve pupil records.

Each governing board approves student directory information from the statutory list of data. For LAUSD, student directory information includes school name, student name, address, and phone number; and for non-military and non-postsecondary requesters (see Parent Student Handbook Information Release Form for list of authorized officials or organizations) student directory information includes student name, address, phone number, date of birth, current and most recent previous school(s), dates of attendance, and degrees, honors, and awards received.

Under Federal and State Law, LAUSD can only disclose student directory information that was authorized by the Board of Education from the list of data that is designated as student directory information in statute.

Per board policy, we can only provide information authorized by the Board to be disclosed as student directory information. See above (or What is considered “Directory Information”?)

We accept checks, money orders, cashier's checks and electronic funds payments. We do not accept card payments. Instructions for check payment are available on the invoice. Instructions for EFT payments are available upon request.

No. We are not authorized to release information for students who are no longer enrolled with us. In addition, we cannot use student directory opt-out status from the previous school year because the status resets at the start of the new school year. Families have through November to opt-out.

No. We are not allowed to disclose the student's grade level because grade level not included in the student directory information categories under state law (Education Code section 49061).

No. We are not authorized to separate student directory information by grade level.