6162.8 – Instruction – Instructional Services- Research

Policy – x
Regulation –
Exhibit –

Adopted – 8/23/2018
Revised –

The Governing Board recognizes the value of academic research to improve educational programs and practices. Researchers shall respect the privacy rights of students, including their right to refrain from participation in research projects in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulation.

The Superintendent or designee may authorize research projects within the district by outside groups or persons when such research is aligned with district goals and objectives and is likely to benefit the district without disrupting the school program.

(cf. 0000 – Vision)
(cf. 0100 – Philosophy)
(cf. 0200 – Goals for the School District)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that parents/guardians receive prior notification of any surveys or evaluations that collect personal student information and that consent is obtained in accordance with law.

(cf. 5022 – Student and Family Privacy Rights)
(cf. 5125 – Student Records)
(cf. 5145.6 – Parental Notifications)

Legal Reference:
51513 Personal beliefs
1232h Protection of pupil rights

Management Resources:
CSBA: http://www.csba.org
CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov
USDOE, Family Policy Compliance Office: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/

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