The Protection of Pupil Right Amendment

The Protection of Pupil Right Amendment (PPRA) affords parents and students who are 18 or emancipated minors (eligible students) certain rights regarding our conduct of survey, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.   These include the right to:

·        Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the US Department of Education.

 

·        Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parents;

1.      Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;

2.      Sexual behaviors or attitudes;

3.      Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;

4.      Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;

5.      Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;

6.      Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or

7.      Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

 

·        Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of

1.      Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding

2.      Any non-emergency, 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, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under state law; and

3.      Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.

 

·        Inspect, upon request and before administration or use of

1.      Protected information survey of students;

2.      Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and

3.   Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.

The Union County School District will notify parents and eligible students, at the start of each school year of the specific or approximate dates of the following activities and provide an opportunity to opt a student out of participating in:

  • Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales or distribution.
  • Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED.
  • Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.