Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

PPRA affords parents and eligible students certain rights regarding the district's conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to inspect and consent or opt out of:

  • The administration of surveys that contain questions from one or more of eight protected areas:
    1. Political affiliations;
    2. Mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the student and his/her family;
    3. Sex behavior and attitudes;
    4. Illegal, antisocial, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior;
    5. Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
    6. Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers;
    7. Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs; or
    8. Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).
  • Any protected information survey admnistered or distrucbuted to a local education agency that is a recipient of funds under an applicable program (LEA) if the protected information survey is either not funded as part of a program administered by the Department or is funded as part of a program administered by the Department but to which a student is not required to submit.
  • Activities involving the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing.
  • Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening.