What types of notification do local educational agencies (LEAs), i.e., school districts, have to make to parents about the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)?

There are three types of notification an LEA must provide parents and students.  The first one is a general notification of their rights under PPRA. 

The second notice is a notification of specific events.  The following activities require notification:

  • Activities involving the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for marketing purposes or for selling that information, or otherwise providing it to others for that purpose;
  • The administration of any survey containing one or more of the eight protected areas listed above: and
  • Any nonemergency, invasive physical examination or screening that is: (1) required as a condition of attendance; (2) administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance; and (3) not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students.

The third notice is a notification of the policies LEAs are required to develop, in consultation with parents, under PPRA.  The LEA shall provide the notice at least annually, at the beginning of the school year, and within a reasonable period of time after any substantive change in the policies.

Parents and Students
K-12 School Officials