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Pleasanton USD |  AR  5022  Students

Student And Family Privacy Rights   

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Collection of Personal Information for Marketing or Sale

Personal information for marketing or sale means individually identifiable information, including a student's or parent/guardian's first and last name, home or other physical address (including street name and the name of the city or town), telephone number, or social security identification number. (20 USC 1232h)

District staff shall not administer or distribute to students any survey instrument that is designed for the purpose of collecting personal information for marketing or sale.

Surveys Requesting Information about Beliefs and Practices

A student's parent/guardian shall provide prior written consent before the student is required to participate in a survey inquiring about one or more of the following: (Education Code 51513; 20 USC 1232h)

1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or his/her parent/guardian

2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or his/her family

3. Sexual behavior or attitudes or personal beliefs and practices in family life or morality

4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior

5. Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom the student has close family relationships

6. Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, or ministers

7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or his/her parent/guardian

8. Income, except to the extent that income is required to be disclosed by law for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such a program

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

If a student participates in a survey requesting information about beliefs and practices as identified above, school officials and staff members shall not request or disclose the student's identity.

(cf. 6162.8 - Research)

Parent/Guardian Access to Surveys and Instructional Materials

The parent/guardian of any district student, upon his/her request, shall have the right to inspect: (Education Code 51938; 20 USC 1232h)

1. A survey or other instrument to be administered or distributed to his/her child that requests information about their beliefs and practices

2. Any instructional material to be used as part of his/her child's educational curriculum

(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)

Within a reasonable period of time after receiving a parent/guardian's request, the principal or designee shall permit the parent/guardian to view the survey or other document he/she requested. A parent/guardian may view the document any time during normal business hours.

Health Examinations

Authorized school officials may administer to any student any physical examination or screening permitted under California law. However, no student shall be subjected to a nonemergency, invasive physical examination without prior written notice to his/her parent/guardian. (20 USC 1232h)

Invasive physical examination means any medical examination that involves the exposure of private body parts or any act during such examination that includes incision, insertion, or injection into the body, but does not include a properly authorized hearing, vision, or scoliosis screening. (20 USC 1232h)

(cf. 5131.61 - Drug Testing)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

At the beginning of the school year, the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians of: (20 USC 1232h)


1. The district's policy regarding student privacy

2. The process to opt their children out of participation in any activity described in this policy and administrative regulation

3. The specific or approximate dates during the school year when the following activities are scheduled:

a. Survey requesting personal information

b. Physical examinations or screenings

Parents/guardians shall also be notified of any substantive change to this policy and administrative regulation within a reasonable period of time after adoption of the change. (20 USC 1232h)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)


approved: January 15, 2014 Pleasanton, California