This information sheet is for public school students and parents. “Know Your Rights: A Resource for Students, Parents and Guardians” provides information about students’ rights to public education and safety at school; parent and guardian rights; how to report incidents of harassment and resources on filing complaints.
Under U.S. law every child has the right to attend public school from kindergarten through 12th grade, regardless of race, gender, religion or immigration status. School officials are responsible for providing a safe learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment or violence. They are not allowed to make policies or act in a manner that would deny a child access to education.