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POLICY  #5550

 

 

STUDENT PRIVACY

 

The Board of Education recognizes that student surveys are a valuable tool in determining student needs for educational services. Parents have the right to inspect all instructional material that will be used for a survey, analysis, or evaluation as part of a U.S. Department of Education (DOE)-funded program. In addition, no minor student may, without parental consent, take part in a survey, analysis or evaluation funded in whole or in part by the U.S. DOE Education that reveals information concerning:

 

1.         political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student's parent;

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; or

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/guardians shall have the right to inspect, upon request, any instructional material, used as part of the educational curriculum for students.  "Instructional material" is defined as: "instructional content that is provided to a student, regardless of format including printed or representational materials, audio-visual materials, and materials in electronic or digital formats (such as materials accessible through the Internet).  It does not include tests or academic assessments."

 

A parent/guardian who wishes to inspect and review such instructional material shall submit a request in writing to the Building Principal.  Upon receipt of such request, arrangements shall be made to provide access to such material to within 30 calendar days after the request has been received.

 

It is the policy of the Board not to permit the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or selling that information or providing it to others for that purpose. 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 as permitted by law.

 

In the event of such collection, disclosure or use of personal information gathered from students, student privacy shall be protected by the school district pursuant to the requirements of FERPA.