This notice informs parents/guardians and eligible students (emancipated minors or those 18 and older) of their rights regarding conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These rights are spelled out in the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (20 U.S.C. § 1232h; 34 CFR Part 98). The law and regulations require educational institutions, such as Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to notify parents/guardians and eligible students of their right to—
MCPS developed and adopted policies regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. MCPS will directly notify parents/guardians and eligible students of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes.
MCPS also will directly notify parents/guardians and eligible students, by U.S. mail or e-mail, at least annually at the start of each school year, of the specific or approximate dates of the following activities and provide an opportunity to opt a student out of participating in—
Parents/guardians and eligible students who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with the—Family Policy Compliance Office