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The PPRA gives families and eligible students (18 or older, or emancipated minors) certain rights regarding our district’s conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes and conduct of certain physical exams. These rights include the right to:

  1. Consent to federally funded surveys concerning “protected information”
    If the United States Department of Education funds any part of a survey, an eligible student or parents must consent in writing before the student may provide information relating to the following categories:


    • Political affiliations
    • Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family
    • Sexual behavior or attitudes
    • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior
    • Critical appraisals of student’s family members
    • Privileged or similar relationships recognized by law such as with attorneys, doctors and ministers
    • Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s family
    • Income other than that required by law to determine program eligibility
  2. Opt out of certain surveys and exams
    Families and eligible students will receive notice of any of the following activities and will have the right to opt out of them:


    • Activities involving involving collection, disclosure or use of personal information obtained from students for purposes of marketing or selling or otherwise distributing the information to others
    • Any protected information survey, regardless of funding
    • Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent and scheduled by the school, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student or of student, except for hearing, vision, scoliosis screenings or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under state law
  3. Inspect certain material
    Families and eligible students have the right to inspect the following, upon request, before our district uses them:


    • Protected information surveys of students (including instructional materials used in connection with the survey)
    • Documents used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales or other distribution purposes
    • Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum

Families and eligible students who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

Amador County Unified School District
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