Protection of Pupil Rights AmendmentThe Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to: 1. 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 U.S. Department of Education (ED):
2. Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of:
3. Inspect, upon request and before administration or use:
These rights transfer to from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.
Damar Charter Academy will develop and adopt policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. Damar Charter Academy will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. Damar Charter Academy will also directly notify, such as through U.S. Mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. Damar Charter Academy will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-5901