6800.1: Parental Access

I. Access to Educational Practices. Parents will be afforded the following access to the District's educational practices as required by law: 

A. Textbooks, tests, and curriculum materials: Parents may obtain access to textbooks, tests, and other curriculum materials used by the District by making a request to the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services or said Associate Superintendent's designee. Such request shall be reasonably specific in order that the District may comply with the request. 

1. Courses, assemblies, and other instructional activities: Parents may request to attend courses, assemblies, and other instructional activities by contacting the school principal or principal's designee reasonably in advance of the course, assembly, or instructional activity the parent desires to attend. The District will comply with such request if the request: 

a. Does not materially interfere with the educational process; and/or 

b. Is not contrary to the best interests of the student. 

If the parent's request is denied or qualified, the District will so notify the requesting parent, and will provide an explanation of the grounds for the denial or qualification. 

If the parents dispute the denial or qualification, the parents may submit a written request for review to the District's Associate Superintendent for Educational Services. Upon receipt of a written request for review, the Associate Superintendent for Educational Services will review all relevant documents and undertake such investigation as he/she determines to be appropriate. Thereafter, the Associate Superintendent for Educational Services will render a written disposition of the matter within ten (10) school days of his/her receipt of the written request for review. 

2. Counseling sessions: Parents may request to attend counseling sessions by submitting a written request to the Director of Student Services or said director's designee reasonably in advance of the counseling session the parent desires to attend. The District will comply with such request if the request: 

a. Does not materially interfere with the educational process; and/or 

b. Is not contrary to the best interests of the student. 

If the parent's request is denied or qualified, the District will so notify the requesting parent, and will provide an explanation of the grounds for the denial or qualification. 

If the parents dispute the denial or qualification, the parents may submit a written request for review to the District's Associate Superintendent for Human Resources. Upon receipt of a written request for review, the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources will review all relevant documents and undertake such investigation as he/she determines to be appropriate. Thereafter, the Associate Superintendent for will render a written disposition of the matter within ten (10) school days of his/her receipt of the written request for review. 

B. Access to records: The District will permit access to student records pursuant to applicable law, District Policy 5710, and Rule 5710.1. Non-custodial parents will be permitted access to student records pursuant to applicable law, District Policy 5730, and Rule 5730.1. 

C. District testing policy: The District's administration and use of tests will be in accordance with established and recognized testing procedures for tests of scholastic, academic, and intellectual development and status. Testing pursuant to statutory requirements will be in compliance with recognized testing procedures and reasonable objectives. Drug, alcohol, and tobacco testing will be in compliance with District Policy and Rule. 

D. Surveys: 

1. District participation in surveys. The District will conduct all surveys of students required by law. The District will also participate in surveys of students conducted for educational purposes or which are reasonably related to the same. 

2. Protections of personal information and student privacy. No surveys shall be conducted which require the disclosure of personally identifiable information unless the survey is required by law, District Policy, or Board authorization. Survey results shall not disclose personally identifiable information unless such disclosure is required by law, District Policy, or Board authorization. 

3. Notification and consent. No student shall be required to submit to a survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student's parent; 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; income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program); or which originates outside the District, without the prior written consent of the parent or without the prior consent of the student if the student is an adult or an emancipated minor. The District shall provide for reasonable notice of the adoption on continued use of this Rule directly to the parents of students enrolled in the District at least annually at the beginning of the school year and within a reasonable time after any substantive change in this Rule. The District shall directly notify the parents of students at least annually at the beginning of the school year, of the specific or approximate dates during the school year when such surveys are scheduled or expected to be scheduled. 

4. Right to inspect surveys and to opt out. The parents of district students have the right to inspect any survey before the survey is administered or distributed, including all instructional materials, teacher's manuals, films, tapes, and other supplementary materials which will be used in connection with any such survey. A parent shall be provided reasonable access to a survey within a reasonable period of time after a request to inspect is received. Parents, adult students, and emancipated students, may opt out of participation in any such survey by not providing the required prior consent or by revoking any previously provided consent. 

5. Personal information for marketing or sale. The District does not collect, disclose, or use personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or for selling that information or otherwise providing that information to others for that purpose. The District may engage in the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the exclusive purpose of developing, evaluating, or providing educational products or services for, or to: 

a. Students; 

b. Educational institutions such as college or other post-secondary education recruitment, book clubs, magazines, and programs providing access to low-cost literary products; 

c. Curriculum and instructional materials used by elementary and secondary schools. 

d. Tests and assessments; 

e. The sale by students of products or services to raise funds for school-related or education-related activities, or student recognition programs. 

II. Annual Review. This Rule shall be reviewed annually and either altered and adopted as altered, or reaffirmed by the Board, following a public hearing.

 

Cross References:

Rule 1310.2 (II) Complaints: Instructional Materials

 

Rule 5720.1 Records Retention and Disposition

 

Policy 5730 Parents' Access to School Records and School Contact

 

Rule 5730.1 Non-Custodial Parents' Access to School Records and School Contact

 

Policy 5710 Access to Student Records

 

Rule 5710.1 Student Records

 

Rule 5740.1 Visits to the Schools - Visitations by Parents, Guardians, and Others

 

Policy 6700 Extracurricular School Sponsored Clubs and Activities and Interscholastic Athletics and Activities (NSAA)

 

Rule 5530.1 Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs and Exclusion from Participation

 

Rule 6810.2 Curriculum Request for Exclusion

 

Policy 6810 Public Access to School Materials and Documents

 

Rule 6810.1 Public Access to School Materials and Documents

 

Policy 6900 Research: Testing

 

Rule 6900.1 Research: Testing

Date of Adoption
June 19, 1995
Date of Revision
April 27, 1998
September 13, 1999
July 7, 2003
May 17, 2004
June 6, 2006
Reaffirmed
July 1, 1996
July 7, 1997
August 7, 2000
July 16, 2001
June 17, 2002
June 6, 2005
June 4, 2007
June 2, 2008
June 1, 2009
June 7, 2010
June 6, 2011
June 4, 2012
June 3, 2013
May 19, 2014
May 18, 2015
May 2, 2016
May 1, 2017
May 7, 2018
May 6, 2019