• PARENTS RIGHTS

    Parents rights and responsibilities are set forth in Board Policy 5020 and Administrative Regulation 5020.  

     

    Annual Notification to Parents

    Federal and State laws require the governing board to notify each parent or guardian of minor pupils enrolled in the schools of the legal rights of parents or guardian relating to the participation of their children or wards in the programs or activities of schools. This annual notification is included in enrollment packets at the beginning of the school year, or at the time of enrollment.

    The MVUSD encourages EACH PARENT OR GUARDIAN to read and know their ABSOLUTE RIGHTS under the laws governing the education of their children. Parents of guardians are urged to fully exercise their rights according to the laws that are explained in the Annual Notification. Parents are required to sign the acknowledgement of receipt included in the Annual Notification letter and return it to their child(ren's) school(s).

    Williams Notice

    Pursuant to Education Code section 35186, you are hereby notified that:

    • There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials. That means each pupil, including English learners, must have a textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home.
    • School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.
    • There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments. There should be a teacher assigned to each class and not a series of substitutes or other temporary teachers. The teacher should have the proper credential to teach the class, including the certification required to teach English learners if present.
    • Teacher vacancy means a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an entire year or, if the position is for a one-semester course, a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of a semester for an entire semester.
    • Misassignment means the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position for which the employee does not hold a legally recognized certificate or credential or the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position that the employee is not otherwise authorized by statute to hold.
    • Pupils, including English Learners, who have not passed one or both parts of the high school exit examination by the end of the 12th grade are to be provided the opportunities to receive intensive instruction and services for up to two consecutive academic years after the completion of grade 12. 

    *    Download the Williams complaint form or obtain a copy of the complaint form from school offices.

     

    School Fees - AB 1575 Complaints

    If you believe you are being charged an illegal school fee, you may raise your concern with school or district administrators and request reimbursement where appropriate. Parents have the option of file a complaint with the school and seeking reimbursement through the simple Uniform Complaint Process when the investigation of a uniform complaint reveals an improper fee.  

    Special Education Procedural Safeguards & Parents Rights

    Click here to see the rights of parents and children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

    Student Records

    Parents have a right to review, inspect and photocopy student records during regular school hours with the help of certificated staff when requested pursuant to Board Policy 5125.   The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. 

    Child Welfare & Attendance - SARB

    When a student develops a pattern of irregular attendance, including truancies, excessive tardies or early releases, and excessive excused absences, a school administrator may refer that student and his/her family to the School Attendance Review Board.  The Student Support department is responsible for conducting the SARB meetings and making necessary referrals to the district attorney.

    Student Use of Technology

    The Murrieta Valley Unified School District provides students access to the District computer system, which includes Internet access. Each year before students can use the District system, parents and students must sign a statement verifying their understanding of the district's Student Acceptable Use Policy. Students are expected to follow the rules set forth by schools, the District, and the Education Code.