Protecting Student Rights

  • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) Policy

    • Parents and guardians have a right to inspect any survey created by third parties 
    • Arrangements will be made to protect student privacy in the event of the administration or distribution of a survey to a student containing one or more of the following items: (1) political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent/guardian; (2) mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family; (3) sex behavior or attitudes; (4) illegal, anti-social, self- incriminating, or demeaning behavior; (5) critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships; (6) legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers; (7) religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent/guardian; (8) income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program)
    • Parents and guardians have a right to inspect instructional materials used as part of the curriculum, including any applicable procedures
    • Arrangements will be made to protect student privacy in the event of physical examinations or screenings that may be administered
    • Parents and guardians have a right to inspect any instrument used  for the Collection, use, and disclosure of student personal information for marketing purposes, including arrangements to protect student privacy in the event of such collections, disclosure, or use, before it is administered or distributed to a student, including any applicable procedures
  • Opt-Out Rights

    Parents and guardians have the right to opt out of:

    • Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for marketing, sales, or other distribution (this does not apply to the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the exclusive purpose of developing, evaluating, or providing educational products or services for, or to, students or educational institutions)
    • Administration of any survey containing one or more of the following protected areas: (1) political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent/guardian; (2) mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family; (3) sex behavior or attitudes; (4) illegal, anti- social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; (5) critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships; (6) legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships (e.g., lawyers, physicians, ministers); (7) religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent/guardian; or (8) income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under the program); and
    • Non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening required as a condition of attendance and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law.