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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Alameda Adult School Privacy and Personal Information Policy includes the stipulations in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

COLLECTION: Staff and student personal information is vital to the survival of Alameda Adult School. We are required to collect personal information directly from AAS students to get specific program funding from other agencies. This funding enables AAS to provide low-cost and no-fee classes. The information helps AAS make management decisions regarding which courses to offer. It also guides AAS in its communication with students. Staff personal information is crucial for communication, payroll and other administrative tasks.

USE: Alameda Adult School uses student information to keep students informed about their classes and about similar courses in which they may be interested in. Students can choose NOT to be contacted by the school by contacting the main office. This information is also used:

  • to accommodate staff and students in case of a medical emergency,

  • to inquire about attendance or academic issues that may prevent a student from completing courses,

  • Career Technical Education students may be contacted later for course evaluations or employment information,

  • staff members may be contacted for administrative or curricular reasons.

PRIVACY NOTICE: AAS has video surveillance in strategic locations on campus for student and staff safety. The video information is stored on a computer and is deleted after 7 days.

DISCLOSURE: Alameda Adult School keeps the individual identity of staff and students private when their personal information is shared with other agencies. Only authorized State of California or Alameda Unified School District auditors are allowed, under our supervision, to view original files which disclose personal information with names. Staff and students’ personal information is protected and will not leave the Alameda Adult School campus without prior written consent from the Principal.

EXCEPTIONS: Some groups, such as law enforcement agencies, have a lawful or investigative need to collect, use and disclose personal information without having to obtain the consent of the concerned individuals. For these reasons, certain exemptions are included:

  • if the action clearly benefits the individual,

  • if obtaining permission could infringe on the information's accuracy,

  • where such data can contribute to a legal investigation or aid in an emergency where lives and safety could be at stake,

  • if disclosure aids, in times of emergency, matters of legal investigation, or facilitates the conservation of historically important records.

STAFF AND STUDENT RECORD ACCESS – Staff and students who have questions regarding their personal information or want to view their personal information can do so by contacting the main office at (510) 522-3858 and requesting an appointment with an administrator.
 

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The AUSD does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veterans’ status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively.