The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), 20 USC 1232h, affords parents certain rights regarding the conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.
The district will develop regulations to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes.
The district will notify parents of these regulations at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. The following are specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:
- Collection, disclosure or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution.
- Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under state law.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-5901.