9110 Parental Access to Educational Practices


The Grand Island Public Schools will support and facilitate parental access to information and involvement in educational practices affecting their children. It shall be the policy of the Grand Island Public Schools to provide full access at reasonable times to parents/guardians of students to review curricular materials, student records, and surveys as appropriate and lawful:

  • Textbooks and other curricular materials are available for review by parents of students of the Grand Island Public Schools upon request.
  • Upon prior approval from the appropriate teacher, counselor, or administrator, parents/guardians will be permitted to attend and monitor courses, assemblies, counseling sessions, and other instructional activities as long as conduct or presence does not interfere with the educational process or otherwise conflict with school purposes.
  • Students will be excused from testing, instructional activities, and other school experiences upon written parental request unless the test or activity is required for local, state, or national accountability or reporting purposes (9110.2 Request for Exception/Exclusion Form).
  • A student may be excused from an activity which contributes to a grade for the course, only when an alternative activity can be reasonably provided. Requests must be received by the appropriate teacher or administrator within a reasonable time prior to the activity in question.
  • Parents/guardians will have access to student records as appropriate (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232 G, 79-4,157 R.R.S. and School District of Grand Island Policy: 8710–Student Personnel Files And Records).
  • Student testing will be utilized to assist in assessment of educational progress and as required by Title 92, NAC, Chapter 10.
  • Students may be asked to participate in surveys from time to time as deemed appropriate by district staff. Parents/guardians may remove their students from such surveys with prior written request, citing specific activity, reason for the request, and any applicable regulations.

The Grand Island Public Schools shall make provision to include parents in program planning; information dissemination; school improvement plan development, implementation, and evaluation; and with Title 1 parental involvement activities as specified by Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (9110.1 Guidelines).

Reference:
Nebraska 79-530 to 79-533
Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, P.L. 114-95 § (20 U.S.C. 6301)
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), (20 U.S.C. §1232 J; 34 CFR Part 99).
Title 92, NAC, Chapter 10

Policy Adopted: 8-14-95
Policy Revised  5-12-05
Policy Revised  6-14-07
Policy Revised  06.11.2013
Policy Revised 05.14.2015 – Public Hearing
Policy Revised 05.12.2016 – Public Hearing
Policy Revised 05.11.2017 – Public Hearing
Policy Revised 06.14.2018 – Public hearing

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