P 1610 Protection of Student Rights

All instructional materials, including teachers' manuals, films, tapes or other supplementary material which will be used in connection with any student survey, analysis or evaluation shall be available for inspection by parents/guardians of the students. This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for marketing surveys.

No student shall be required to submit to a survey, analysis, or evaluation as part of a school program or marketing survey that requires students to reveal personal information concerning:

  1. Political affiliations of the student or student's family;

  2. Mental and psychological problems of the student or his/her family;

  3. Sexual behavior and attitudes;

  4. Illegal, antisocial or self-incriminating behavior;

  5. Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;

  6. Religious practices and affiliations;

  7. Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers; or

  8. Income, other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance.

The District will give parents notice of their right to inspect surveys and instructional materials used in educating their children, and of the right to opt their child out of participating in activities that concern any of the above eight areas.

Last Updated: January 2003