Parents Question Nebraska Districts Release of Information

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A small group of parents are questioning Lincoln Public Schools' practice of releasing students' names and addresses to outside groups.

Dan Jenkins said that he asked the school board to re-examine the practice after a church obtained his daughter's information for its mailing list.

A federal law allows schools to distribute student information if parents don't request it to remain private.

Jenkins says he thinks it's OK for the district to release some information, such as the names of honor roll students or to groups
that offer student programs.

But, he says, religious organizations shouldn't be allowed to contact children at home.

Assistant superintendent Marilyn Moore says attorneys have cautioned the district against discriminating against particular
organizations who request student information.