It is the policy of the MSD of Washington Township (MSDWT) to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (IC 22-9-1), (IC 20-33-1), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (1972 educational amendment), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX and Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964 should be directed to Dr. Sean Taylor, Assistant Superintendent, MSD of Washington Township, 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240.
The MSD of Washington Township does not discriminate on the basis of a protected class including but not limited to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability in the programs or activities which it operates or the employment therein or admission thereto. The District adheres to all non-discrimination and anti-harassment laws and does not tolerate acts of harassment.
Inquiries regarding compliance with, Section 504, or the Americans with disabilities Act should be directed to Dr. Ghirmay Alazar, Director of Special Services, MSD of Washington Township, 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240.
FERPA and Student Directory Information Policy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the MSDWT, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. MSDWT may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the district to the contrary in accordance with district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications (e.g., honor roll listing and sports rosters/programs). This type of information may include a student’s name, weight, height, grade level, and grade point average.
The District also forwards education records to other agencies or institutions that have requested the records and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll or is already enrolled so long as the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer. The District will include information regarding students’ suspensions and expulsions to these agencies and institutions.
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs ) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories – names, address and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEAs that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.
If you do not want this type of information concerning your child published, please notify, in writing, the office of your child’s school.
NOTE: School officials, as defined by FERPA, may access students’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) without student or parent consent. For this purpose, school officials includes but is not limited to a teacher, school administrator, district administrator, board member, registrar, counselor, admissions officer, attorney, human resources personnel, information systems specialist, support staff, clerical staff, School Resource Officer, or School Police Officer. In some instances, contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other third parties to whom the District has outsourced certain functions to perform a function for which the District would otherwise use employees, and of whom are under the direct control of the District with respect to student records, may access students’ PII.