333 Parent Rights and District Programs/Activities






Parents/guardians may inspect, upon request, any instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum for students. In addition, parents/guardians may deny their child's participation in certain Baraboo School District educational programs or activities in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. Specifically, parents/guardians may:


1.      Request reasonable accommodations for their child with regard to examinations and other academic requirements based on their child’s sincerely held religious beliefs.


2.      Request that their child not participate in instruction in human growth and development or instruction in certain health-related subjects (physiology and hygiene, sanitation, the effects of controlled substances and alcohol upon the human system, symptoms of disease and the proper care of the body).


3.      Request that their child not participate in any survey administered or distributed to students in the schools that reveals information concerning any of the following:


·        political affiliations or beliefs of  the student or the student’s parent; 

·        mental and psychological problems of the student or the student’s family;

·        sexual behavior or attitudes;

·        illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;

·        critical appraisals of other individuals with whom students have close family relationships;

·        legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers;

·        religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 

·        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/guardians may inspect, upon request, any survey containing items related to any of the above information and any survey created by a third party, as well as any instructional materials used in connection with any such survey. If a survey containing any of the above information is funded in whole or in part by   any program administered by the U.S. Department of Education, written consent shall be obtained from the student or, in the case of a minor student, the student’s parent/guardian before the student participates in the survey.


4.      Request that their child not participate in any activities involving the collection, disclosure or  use of  personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or selling that information, or otherwise providing that information to others for that purpose.  “Personal information” includes individually identifiable information such as a student’s or parent’s first and last name, address, telephone number or Social Security identification number. Upon request, parents/guardians may inspect any instrument used in the collection of personal information from students for marketing or selling purposes before the instrument is administered or distributed to students.


5.      Request that their child not participate in any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening, not to include a hearing, vision or scoliosis screening, that is: (a) required as a condition of attendance, (b) administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance, and (c) not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students. “Invasive physical examination” means any medical examination that involves the exposure of private body parts, or any act during such examination that includes incision, insertion or injection in the body. 


Parents/guardians shall be informed in a timely manner with advance notice of the specific or approximate dates during the school year when activities outlined in items (3), (4) and (5) are scheduled to take place and shall be given ample time to request that their child not participate in such activities.


Parents/guardians shall make any of the above requests, in writing, to the building principal or designee. All requests will be judged individually based upon state and federal guidelines. The principal or designee shall respond to such requests in a timely manner.


The District shall inform parents/guardians of this policy at the beginning of each school year.


LEGAL REF.:          Sections 118.01(2)(d), 118.019, 118.30 Wisconsin Statutes

                                PI 41 Wisconsin Administrative Code

                                No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment)


CROSS REF.:         342.1 Programs for Students with Disabilities

                                342.5 Title I Programs

                                342.61 Programs for English Language Learners

                                347-Rule, Student Records

                                347-E1 FERPA Notification of Rights for Elementary and Secondary Students

                                347-E2 FERPA Directory Information

                                363.2 Computer, Network and Internet Acceptable Use

                                411 Equal Educational Opportunities

                                870 Complaints and Grievances


ADOPTED:     May 8, 2006

Last Updated: 7/10/09
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