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Student Privacy Policy

The superintendent, the board and staff shall protect the right of privacy of students and their families in connection with any surveys or physical examinations conducted, assisted or authorized by the board or administration. The district shall provide parents notice of their rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment annually, at the beginning of each school year, and at any other time the school district policies in the area are substantially changed.

Surveys:

Parental Inspection Rights Parents shall have the right to inspect any survey created by a third party before it is administered or distributed to students in the school. Prior to distribution, parents shall have the right to inspect any survey that seeks information about: political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student's parent; mental or psychological problems of the student or 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; or income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).

Written Permission Required

If such survey is funded in whole or in part by federal funds, a survey that seeks this information shall not be administered without the express written consent of the parent. If the survey is not federally funded, parents must be given direct notification of the survey, through U.S. mail or e-mail, and provided with an opportunity to opt their child out of the survey. If the survey is part of the curriculum, parents shall have the right to inspect any instructional materials used in conjunction with the survey.

Physical Examinations Prior

To the administration of any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening that is required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school, scheduled by the school in advance and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, the school shall provide parents with notice of the activity. This requirement does not apply to routine dental, hearing and vision screenings required under Kansas law.

Parental Rights:

Marketing Information If the school collects, discloses or uses personal information from students for the purpose of marketing or selling that information, parents shall have a right to inspect any instrument used for the collection of such information before it is administered or distributed to students in school. Parents shall be provided with notice of such activities and provided with an opportunity to opt their child out of the activity. The requirements concerning activities involving the collection and disclosure of personal information from students for marketing purposes do not apply to the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the exclusive purpose of developing, evaluation, or providing educational products or services for or to students or educational institutions, such as the following:

  1. College or other post-secondary education recruitment, or military recruitment.
  2. Book clubs, magazines, and programs providing access to low-cost literary products.
  3. Curriculum and instructional materials used by elementary schools and secondary schools
  4. Tests and assessments used by elementary schools and secondary schools to provide cognitive, evaluative, diagnostic, clinical, aptitude, or achievement information about students.
  5. The sale by students of products or services to raise funds for school-related or education-related activities.
  6. Student recognition programs. Release of Information Unless the information collected from students is designated as directory information, no information gathered about students shall be released to third parties without the express written consent of the parent or eligible student.

Release of Information

Unless the information collected from students is designated as directory information, no information gathered about students shall be released to third parties without the express written consent of the parent or eligible student.

Unless the information collected from students is designated as directory information, no information gathered about students shall be released