The Support Services Center (SSC) on East Tyler Street in Dalton is the hub of operations for exceptional student services, student discipline, social workers, and psychologists. The center is also the location of the school district's Enrollment Center.
Release of Directory Information
The Board of Education follows the guidance of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to designate the following information as “directory information.” Unless a parent or eligible student makes a timely request to the principal of the school where the student is enrolled that such information not be designated directory information on the individual student, such information will not be considered confidential and may be disclosed upon request:
Student’s name, address and telephone number
Student’s date and place of birth
Student’s email address
Student’s participation in official school clubs and sports
Weight and height of student if he/she is a member of an athletic team
Dates of attendance at schools within the school district
Honors and awards received during the time enrolled in the district’s schools
Parents are further notified that students may be photographed, videotaped, or interviewed by the news media or school system personnel at school or some school activity or event. Parents wishing that the above information be denied release must notify the school principal in writing within 30 days of the first day of a school year or the date of enrollment.
Student Use of Internet
All students have access to the internet. Acceptable use and internet safety guidelines are available online. Parents may request a written copy of these guidelines by contacting the school. The school district cannot provide an absolute assurance that students will be prevented from accessing inappropriate materials or sending and receiving objectionable communications but the district will ensure that all practical precautions will be taken to keep students safe from illegal and/or inappropriate material. Students are instructed in acceptable use and internet safety and their internet use is monitored as closely as possible. If a parent does not wish their child to be allowed on the internet, they must notify the school principal in writing within the first week of each school term.
This is a notice to parents/guardians and eligible students of rights under family educational rights and privacy act (FERPA) and protection of pupil rights amendment (PPRA). FERPA affords parents and eligible students (over 18 years of age or attending a postsecondary institution) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.
Please review the district policy provided below along with a form to clearly communicate your concerns to us.