What is the purpose of the surveys that are given in school or online?
On occasion, the District and/or third parties will issue surveys to students in order to assess climate and culture or level of interest in programs or activities. A survey allows students to voice their concerns, needs and desires to help them perform better in class.The District will take measures to protect the identification and privacy of the students participating in a protected information survey, regardless of the source of funding. These measures may include limiting access to the completed surveys and the survey results as allowed by law. All student educational records will be protected in accordance with law and Board policies JO and JHDA. Any parent may inspect, upon request, instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum and instructional materials that will be used in connection with surveys as part of any applicable program. A parent may inspect, upon request, a survey created by a third party before the survey is administered or distributed by a school to a student. The term "instructional material" does not include academic tests or academic assessments. In general, the District will not collect, disclose or use personal student information for the purpose of marketing or selling that information or otherwise providing the information to others for that purpose.