California state law requires that school districts annually notify parents/guardians and students of various rights and responsibilities. It further requires that school districts maintain written records confirming that parents/guardians have been so informed.
At the beginning of each school year, or when a student registers, a Parents'/Students' Rights and Responsibilities booklet is given to each student/parent or guardian. It is important that each parent/guardian read the booklet, then sign and return to the student's school the Annual Acknowledgement of Rights card which accompanies the booklet. This card also offers parents an opportunity to state their wishes about release of Student Directory information.
Parents'/Students' Rights and Responsibilities booklet and Acknowledgement of Rights are below: