At the beginning of each school year, surveys are sent to parents to collect student information about opting out of contact by military recruiters (Military Recruiting), parental internet authorization (Acceptable Use Policy), and whether photos/videos of students may be included in any videotape, television, audio recording, or broadcast produced by LCPS for the public (Photo Release Opt). This information is stored in the Student Information System so that LCPS may adhere to student rights as outlined in the LCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook
. Copies of these forms are found at the very end of the handbook.
Identification of newly-enrolled uniformed services-connected students (Military Connection) is a new requirement based on legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2015 (HB 2373
and SB 1354
). While the legislation requires data collection for only newly-enrolled students, the Department of Education is encouraging school districts to collect this data for all students. This data, which does not identify individual students, is reported annually to the state.
Since this data is being collected and stored in the Student Information System, ParentVUE provides a logical method to update this information. Like any other request to update student information, the data in these fields must be reviewed and approved by school staff.