Parental Involvement In Education Practices
The school district recognizes the importance of parental involvement in the education of their children.† To ensure such rights, parents will be:
1. Provided access, as described in district procedures, to district-approved textbooks and other curricular materials and tests used in the district.
a. A parental request to review specific approved textbooks and other district- or building-approved curricular materials (written, visual, and audio) should be made to the principal of the building where the textbooks and curriculum materials are used.† Parents may check out textbooks and may review curricular materials such as video and audio recordings within a time frame determined by the building principal to prevent disruption of the instructional process.† A parental request to review specific standardized and criterion- referenced tests used in the district should be made in writing to the building principal.† Copies of the most recent tests used in the district will be available for parent review.† In the case of secure tests such as the ACT, parents must contact the publisher to obtain copies of the test.
2. Permitted, within district procedures, to attend and observe courses, assemblies, counseling sessions, and other instructional activities.
a. Parents are invited to make appointments with the building principal to visit classes, assemblies and other instructional activities.† The principal shall give permission after determining that parental observation would not disrupt the activity.
b. Parents may request permission to attend counseling sessions in which their child is involved.†
3. Permitted, within district procedures, to ask that their children be excused from testing, classroom instruction, surveys and other school experiences that parents find objectionable.
a. Building principals will excuse a student from any single school experience at the parent's written request.†
b. When appropriate, alternative experiences will be provided for the student by the school.
4. Informed through the student handbook of the manner that the district will provide access to records of students.
5. Informed of the standardized and criterion-referenced district testing program. †Parents may request additional information from the building principal.
6. Notified of their right to remove their children from surveys prior to district participation in surveys.
a. The principal must approve all surveys intended to gather information from students before they are administered to students.†
b. Studentsí participation in surveys is voluntary.† Parents may restrict their child from participating in any survey.
Adopted on: July 13, 2009
Revised on: _________________________
Reviewed on:† May 12, 2014
Reviewed on March 13, 2016