Student & Family Privacy Rights
Third party student surveys and questionnaires are those that are created by a person or entity other than a district official, staff member or student. Third party student surveys and questionnaires shall be administered at the discretion of the superintendent and only when they serve to advance district’s educational objectives.
Notice will be provided to parents prior to the administration of third party surveys or questionnaires, and parents will, upon their request, be permitted to inspect the survey or questionnaire within a reasonable time of their request. Upon reviewing the contents of the survey, parents can request that their child not participate in the completion of the survey.
Equal Educational Opportunities-Policy 7:010
Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, status as homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy.
No student shall, based on sex or sexual orientation, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.
Individuals with disabilities shall be provided an opportunity to participate in all school-sponsored services, programs, or activities on an equal basis to those without disabilities and will not be subject to illegal discrimination. The district will provide auxiliary aids and services where necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of a service, program, or activity. Individuals with disabilities should notify the Superintendent or building principal if they have a disability which will require special assistance or services and, if so, what services are required.
If a student or parent believes that their rights have been violated by the district or its employees or agents, they should notify the Interim District Complaint Manager, Dr. Lea Anne Frost, and follow the Uniform Grievance Procedure, Policy 2:260.
Student rights and responsibilities-policy 7:130
Students may, during the school day, during non instructional time, voluntarily engage in individually or collectively initiated, non-disruptive prayer or religious-based meetings that, consistent with the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses of the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, are not sponsored, promoted, or endorsed in any manner by the school or any school employee.
Non instructional time means time set aside by a school before actual classroom instruction begins or after actual classroom instruction ends.
In order to capture student (grades 4-12), guardian, teacher, and administration voice, Illinois utilizes the 5Essentials Survey as a quality indicator for school accountability purposes.
There is evidence that school culture and climate has an impact on student achievement. Therefore, Illinois currently requires districts to use the 5Essentials Survey or an alternate survey selected from a list approved by the State Superintendent.
District 62 encourages all our families, applicable students, and staff to participate in the survey so that we can effectively respond to stakeholder feedback.
A student’s family/guardian(s) may inspect, upon their request, any instructional material used as part of their child/ ward’s educational curriculum within a reasonable time of their request.
Any parent wishing to afford parental opportunity to object to their child’s participation in any class providing instruction in recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse should contact the building principal.
Please refer to Board of Education Policy 7:15 for a comprehensive policy regarding student and family privacy rights.