Parents may inspect, upon request, instructional material used as part of the educational
curriculum and instructional materials, including teachers' manuals, films, tapes or other
supplementary material, that will be used in connection with any survey, analysis or evaluation.
Further, a parent may inspect, upon request, a survey created by a third party before the survey
is administered or distributed by a school to a student. The term "instructional material" does not
include academic tests or academic assessments.
In general, the district will not collect, disclose or use personal student information for the purpose
of marketing or selling that information or otherwise providing the information to others for that
purpose. In the rare case where the district may collect information from students for the purpose
of marketing or selling that information, parents may inspect any instrument used before the
instrument is administered or distributed to a student, upon request and in accordance with Board
Parents will be notified at least annually at the beginning of the school year of this policy and
within a reasonable period of time after any substantive change in the policy. The district will
directly notify parents at least annually at the beginning of the school year of the specific or
approximate dates during the school year when the above described surveys or evaluations are
scheduled or expected to be scheduled or when information for the purpose of marketing will be
collected. Parents have the opportunity to opt the student out of participation in any surveys or
evaluations described in this policy.
In accordance with law, no student, as part of any program wholly or partially funded by the U.S.
Department of Education, shall be required to submit to a survey, analysis or evaluation (hereafter
referred to as "protected information survey") that reveals any of the following information
without written consent of a parent:
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, antisocial, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior.
5. Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family
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.
8. Income other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a
program or for receiving financial assistance under such program.
Notice and Opportunity to Opt Out
In accordance with law, parents will receive prior notice and an opportunity to opt a student out
1. Any other protected information survey, as defined above, regardless of the funding
2. Any other nonemergency, invasive physical exam 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, or any physical exam or screening permitted or
required under state law, except for hearing, vision or scoliosis screenings.
3. Activities involving the collection, disclosure or use of personal information obtained from
students for marketing, selling or otherwise distributing information to others.
The district will directly notify parents at the beginning of the school year of the specific or
approximate dates during the school year when the above-listed activities will occur or are
expected to be scheduled.
Notification of Policy and Privacy
In accordance with law, parents will be directly notified of this policy at least annually at the
beginning of the school year and within a reasonable period of time after any substantive change
in the policy.
If a survey covering one (1) or more of the eight (8) listed issues is distributed, regardless of the
source of funding, the district will take measures to protect the identification and privacy of the
students participating in a protected information survey, regardless of the source of funding.
These measures may include limiting access to the completed surveys and the survey results as
allowed by law. All student educational records will be protected in accordance with law and
Board policy. Parents have the opportunity to opt the student out of participation in a survey
covering one (1) or more of the eight (8) listed issues.
The provisions of this policy applicable to parents will transfer to a student who is 18 years old
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Revised: 09/10/1998; 11/11/2004; 08/11/2005
Cross Refs: IGBA, Programs for Students with Disabilities
IGBC, Parent/Family Involvement in Instructional and Other Programs
KI, Public Solicitation/Advertising in District Facilities
Legal Refs: §§ 610.010 - .028, RSMo.
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, 20 U.S.C. § 1232h
St. Charles R-VI School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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