Surveys of Private Information

In accordance with federal law (Public Law 103-227), students who participate in federally-funded programs (e.g., Title I remedial reading) are not required to divulge in a survey, analysis, or evaluation of any of the following without the prior written consent of their parents or guardians: (1) political affiliations; (2) embarrassing mental or psychological problems; (3) sexual behavior and attitudes; (4) illegal, antisocial, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior; (5) critical appraisals of family members; (6) privileged relationships such as those involving lawyers, physicians and clergy; and (7) income (other than as required to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for financial assistance).