333 Parent Rights and District Programs/Activities
Policy Number: 333
Parents/guardians may inspect, upon request, any instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum for students. In addition, parents/guardians may request program or curriculum modifications or deny their child's participation in certain district educational programs or activities in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. Specifically, parents/guardians may:
1. Request that their child be provided with program or curriculum modifications,
including but not limited to: (a) modification within the student's current
academic program, (b) a school work training or work study program, (c)
enrollment in an alternative public school or program located in the district, (d)
enrollment in any nonsectarian private school or program located in the district,
(e) home study, including nonsectarian correspondence courses or other courses
of study approved by the Board or non sectarian tutoring provided by the school
in which the student is enrolled, and (f) enrollment in any public educational
program located outside the district.
2. Request reasonable accommodations for their child with regard to examinations
and other academic requirements based on their child's sincerely held religious
3. 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).
4. Request that their child not participate in any survey administered or distributed
to students in the schools that reveals information concerning any of the
• Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student's parent;
• Mental and psychological problems of the student or the student's
• Sex 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
• 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.
5. Request that their child not participate in any activities involving the collection,Parents/guardians shall be informed at the beginning of the school year of the specific or approximate dates during the school year when activities outlined in items (4), (5), and (6) are scheduled to take place and shall be given the opportunity to request that their child not participate in such activities.
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 student.
6. Request that their child not participate in any non-emergency, invasive physical
examination or 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, but does not include a
hearing, vision or scoliosis screening.
Parents/guardians shall make any of the above requests, in writing, to the building administrator or designee. All requests will be judged individually based upon state and federal guidelines. The building administrator or designee shall respond to such requests in a timely manner.
If a parent/guardian is not satisfied with the administrator’s or designee's decision, he/she may have the request reviewed by the District Administrator and, if still not satisfied with the decision, the school board. Appeals may be made beyond the board as authorized by law.
Accommodations made under this policy shall be provided to students without prejudicial effect.
The district shall inform parents/guardians of this policy at the beginning of each school year.
Other Legal References
PI 41 Wisconsin Administrative Code
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Protection of Pupil Rights Provision)
Policy Review Date