Opt-Out Instructions

Information about our Opt-Out Process

Your child's directory information will be released or their image and voice may be used in the media as follows, unless you select specific options during registration.  Please read details below carefully to opt-out.

Directory Information
The District may disclose information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if the primary purpose is to allow the District to include this type of information in certain school publications, such as yearbooks, newsletters, playbills, team rosters, or honor rolls. Directory information includes the following:

  • name
  • address
  • telephone listing
  • email address
  • grade level
  • date and place of birth
  • major field of study
  • enrollment status
  • dates of attendance
  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • weight and height if a member of an athletic team
  • most recently attended educational institution

The District will not disclose directory information unless the District or school will use the information in a publication, or a third party has requested the information for a reason that, in the judgment of the District, serves the student's best interests. For example, the District will comply with directory information requests from another school in which a student seeks to enroll, universities and colleges, law enforcement and Child Protective Services. The District will provide directory information for commercial purposes only if beneficial to students, such as yearbook or class ring sales. 

Your child's directory information will be released as described above, unless you direct otherwise by selecting the following options in the registration process:
  • Option 1) DO NOT RELEASE MY CHILD'S DIRECTORY INFORMATION. By selecting this option, I understand that my child's name and/or image will not be included in the yearbook, newsletters, programs, and other school and district publications.
  • Option 2) DO NOT RELEASE MY CHILD'S DIRECTORY INFORMATION FOR NON TUSD PURPOSES. By selecting this option, I understand that my child's name and/or image will not be released to the press or the general public, or to third parties such as universities and colleges, employers and military recruiters.
​​​​​​District and News Media
Your child may be interviewed, photographed, or audio‐ or video‐recorded by the news media or district staff for print, radio, television, Internet content or any other medium, unless you direct otherwise.
Check the appropriate boxes in the registration process to opt-out:
  • Option 3) The DISTRICT Opt-Out: By selecting Option 3, I understand that THE DISTRICT cannot interview, photograph, or audio- or video-record my child for any purpose.
  • Option 4) The NEWS MEDIA Opt-Out: By selecting Option 4, I understand that The NEWS MEDIA cannot interview, photograph, or audio‐ or video‐record my child for any purpose.
Ashley Wallinger
Digital Copywriter Editor
Posted/Revised Date
Information about opting out of directory and media for the Tucson Unified School District. 
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