The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) of 1978, 20 U.S.C.A. Section 1232h(c), is a federal law that affords certain rights to parents of minor students with regard to surveys that ask questions of a personal nature.
It seeks to ensure that schools and contractors make instructional materials available for inspection by parents if those materials will be used in connection with an ED-funded survey, analysis or evaluation in which their children participate.
It seeks to ensure that parents receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of the following:
It seeks to ensure that parents can inspect, upon request and before administration or use, the following:
At the beginning of each school year, Lexington District One directly notifies parents/legal guardians about PPRA through the district’s Online Registration system or a paper copy of the Online Registration information. The district also posts that information online.
Notification of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
Notification of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (Spanish)
Parents or students who believe their rights under PPRA may have been violated may file a complaint with U.S. Department of Education by writing the Family Policy Compliance Office.
Complaints must contain specific allegations of fact giving reasonable cause to believe that a violation of PPRA occurred.
For additional information or technical assistance, you may call (202) 260-3887 (voice). Individuals who use TDD may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Or you may contact the department at the following address:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920