Cf: IDDH, IFD
Cf: JBCBB, JR
PARENTAL RIGHTS/STUDENT RIGHTS OF PRIVACY
The Bossier Parish School Board recognizes the rights of parental access to certain information regarding their children and the importance of notifying parents of children enrolled in the district’s schools of these rights.
At least annually at the beginning of each school year, parents of each child enrolled in the public schools of Bossier Parish shall be notified of:
Their right to view any instructional material used in the curriculum
for the student of time after the request is received.
Their right to view any 3rd party
surveys (including evaluations) before they are administered to their
child, and to opt out of participation for surveys that delve into
sensitive subjects identified by the Protection of Children’s Rights
of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The collection or use of any personal
information for the purpose of marketing the information or for selling
that information, including arrangements to protect student privacy
that are provided by the School Board in the event of collection,
disclosure, or use and their right to opt their child out of participation.
The administration of any non-emergency, invasive physical examination
or screening that is:
required as a condition of attendance;
administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance; and
not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students;
and their right to opt out of participation.
Their rights under FERPA, including giving notice to the parent of the categories of information which the School Board has designated as directory information with respect to students, and allowing a reasonable period of time after such notice for the parent to inform the School Board that any or all of the information so designated should not be released without the parent’s prior consent.
In addition, the School Board shall encourage each public school and require those schools receiving federal Title I funds under the jurisdiction of the Bossier Parish School Board to notify parents:
Annually, of their right to request from the School Board information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including the following:
Whether their child’s teacher has met state licensing criteria
for the grade level and subject taught.
Whether their child’s teacher is teaching under emergency
or provisional status whereby state licensing criteria have been
Whether the child’s teacher is teaching in the field of
certification of the teacher.
Whether the child is provided services by a paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.
The achievement level and academic growth of their child on
each of the state academic assessments.
Timely notice that a student has been assigned, or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet state certification requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
Revised: February 15, 2018
Ref: 20 USC 1232(h) (Protecting Pupil Rights)
20 USC 6312(e) (Parents Right-to-Know)
34 CFR 99.1-99.67 (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
Board minutes, 2-15-18
Bossier Parish School Board