Student Privacy


The Dayton Public School District protects a student’s educational records as confidential. Records will not be released to a third party without the parent/guardian’s prior written consent. However, the law does allow schools to release student “directory information” without obtaining prior written consent from the parent/guardian.

Directory information includes the following:

  • Student’s name
  • Student's address
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Student’s date of birth
  • Student’s place of birth
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Student’s achievements, awards or honors
  • Student’s weight and height (if a member of an athletic team)
  • Major field of study
  • Dates of attendance (“from” and “to” dates of enrollment)
  • Date of graduation
  • Photographs and/or videos of students related to their participation in district and school events and activities, along with photographs and/or videos of students related to their participation in events open to the public, such as sporting events, theater productions, and community improvement projects. Students will also have their photo taken for their personal Student ID badge and for their school’s yearbook. (Photo/video distribution does not include video surveillance footage).

Please note: photographs and/or videos may be shared on district social media, website, newsletters, publications, or other media. Photos taken specifically for a student’s ID badge and portraits taken for the school’s yearbook would only be printed for those purposes and would not be shared elsewhere.

Parents have the option to opt out of the sharing of any directory information within two weeks of receiving this notice, per district policy.

To opt out, please complete the online opt-out form at or scan the QR code below. You may also email or call 937-542-3065 with any questions. Once the form is completed, the items you opt out of will be noted in the district’s Student Information System.

Complete Student Records Policy:

Read more about the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)