Parents' Bill of Rights

    • A parent may review records relating to his or her minor child by submitting a written request to the principal of the minor child’s A mutually agreeable time for the parent to review the requested records will be scheduled during regular business hours.
    • A parent may learn about his or her minor child’s course of study, including, but not limited to parental access to instructional materials intended for use in the classroom, by submitting a written request to the principal of the minor child’s school. Instructional materials intended for use in the classroom will be made available for parental review during the review period online or on site upon request made during the review period.
    • A parent may object to instructional materials intended for use in his or her minor child’s classroom or recommended by their minor child’s teacher. To submit a complaint, the parent shall contact the principal of his or her minor child’s school or the Director of Instructional Resources and The parent shall complete an Appeal Form for Core Instructional Resources furnished by the Office of Instructional Resources and Support. The principal should then forward the completed form to the Director of Instructional Resources and Support. The Director of Instructional Resources and Support will then handle the appeal pursuant to Procedure IFAA.
    • Human sexuality/AIDS, sexual abuse and assault awareness prevention education will be provided within the context of the Gwinnett County School District’s comprehensive health education program. Prior to the parent making a choice to allow his or her minor child to take the specified unit of instruction, the parent will be provided information about the instruction that is to be provided and have the opportunity to review all instructional materials to be used, print and non-print. A parent may exercise his or her right to exclude his or her minor child from the school's sex education/AIDS, sexual abuse and assault awareness prevention instruction by submitting a request in writing to the school principal.
    • A parent may provide written notice that photographs or video or voice recordings of his or her minor child are not permitted, subject to applicable public safety and security exceptions, by notifying the principal of the minor child’s school in writing within ten (10) days of enrollment. The written notice must: (1) include the name of the minor child; (2) include a statement that photographs or video or voice recordings of the minor child are not permitted; and (3) be signed and dated by the parent of the minor child. Please note that your written notice will be effective for the current school year only and must be renewed on an annual basis. Please note that a minor child for whom photographs or video or voice recordings are not permitted may not be able to participate in or attend academic classes, or extracurricular clubs, programs or activities for which photographs or video or voice recordings are essential. Finally, please note that the Gwinnett County School District will not be responsible for, and cannot control, photographs, audio recordings, or video recordings captured by individuals or entities while they are not acting as an employee, or agent of the Gwinnett County School District.

    Please click here to review GCPS' Board Procedure P.JRB.