Annual Notification of Student Rights/Student Code of Conduct
MCPS Student Code of Conduct
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a concise outline of the rights and responsibilities of the students in McCracken County Schools and of those people, including parents/guardians and school personnel, directly involved in the educational process
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Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
PPRA applies to the programs and activities of an SEA, LEA, or other recipient of funds under any program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It governs the administration to students of a survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight protected areas:
1. political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent;
2.mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family;
3.sex behavior or attitudes;
4.illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5.critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6.legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;
7.religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or
8.income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).
PPRA also concerns marketing surveys and other areas of student privacy, parental access to information, and the administration of certain physical examinations to minors. The rights under PPRA transfer from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student (“eligible student”).