Title 16

Chapter 38
Offenses Pertaining to Schools [See Title 16 Chapter 97 — The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-38-5

§ 16-38-5. Questionnaires invading privacy.

It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, or institution, educational or otherwise, to circulate or permit to be circulated in any school in this state any questionnaire intentionally or unintentionally framed as to ask the pupils of any school intimate questions about themselves and/or their families, trespassing upon the pupil’s constitutional rights and invading the privacy of the home, unless the questionnaire has received the approval of the department of elementary and secondary education and the local school committee. Any person, persons, or institution who is found to be guilty of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense.

History of Section.
P.L. 1943, ch. 1332, §§ 1, 2; impl. am. P.L. 1951, ch. 2752, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 16-38-5.