The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.
 

2416 - STUDENT PRIVACY AND PARENTAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION

No student shall be required, as a part of the school program or the District's curriculum, without prior written consent of the student (if an adult, or an emancipated minor) or, if an unemancipated minor, his/her parents, to submit to or participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning:

 A.political affiliations or beliefs of the student or his/her parents;

 B.mental or psychological problems of the student or his/her family;

 C.sex behavior or attitudes;

 D.illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;

 E.critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;

 F.legally recognized privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;

 G.religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or his/her parents; or

 H.income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such a program).

Parents also have the right to inspect, upon request, a survey or evaluation created by a third party before the survey/evaluation is administered or distributed by the school to the student. The parent will have access to the survey/evaluation within a reasonable period of time after the request is received by the principal.

A Research Review Committee (RRC) within the Office of Program Evaluation will review all requests to conduct research within the District and determine the acceptability of the request through a defined review process. All research requests involving students will first have a signed copy of a parent consent form on file.

Additionally, parents have the right to inspect, upon request, any instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum of the student and within a reasonable period of time after the request is received by the building principal. "Instructional material" means instructional content that is provided to a student, regardless of its format, including printed and representational materials, audio-visual materials, and materials in electronic or digital formats (such as materials accessible through the Internet). The term does not include academic tests or assessments.

The Board will not allow the collection, disclosure, or use of 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 Superintendent shall provide notice directly to parents of students enrolled in the District of the substantive content of this policy at least annually at the beginning of the school year, and within a reasonable period of time after any substantive change in this policy.

Parents have the right to inspect, upon request, any instrument used in the collection of personal information before the instrument is administered or distributed to the student. The parent will have access to the instrument within a reasonable period of time after the request is received by the Principal.

"Personal information" means individually identifiable information including: a student or parent's first and last name; a home or other physical address (including street name and the name of the city or town); a telephone number; and a Social Security identification number.

This section does not apply to 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, students or educational institutions, such as the following: (1) college or other postsecondary education recruitment, or military recruitment; (2) curricular and instructional materials used by elementary and secondary schools; (3) tests and assessments used by elementary schools and secondary schools to provide cognitive, evaluative, diagnostic, clinical, aptitude, or achievement information about students (or to generate other statistically useful data for the purpose of securing such tests and assessments) and the subsequent analysis and public release of the aggregate data from such tests and assessments; (4) the sale by students of products or services to raise funds for school-related or education-related activities; and (5) student recognition programs.

F.S. 1002.22
20 U.S.C. 1232g, 20 U.S.C. 1232h
34 C.F.R. Part 98