Student Privacy (TCSD Policy 7250)

  • This notice informs parents/guardians and eligible students of their rights regarding conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes and certain physical exams. These rights are spelled out in the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) which governs the administration to students of a survey, analysis or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight protected areas: Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent/guardian; mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family; sex behavior or attitudes; illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior; critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships; legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers; religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent/guardian; or income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program). PPRA also concerns marketing surveys and other areas of student privacy, parental access to information and the administration of certain physical examinations to minors. Parents/guardians and eligible students who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington D.C. 20202-4605.