Data Release and Consent
We hope you will allow your child to participate in the PAL of Delaware (CCD) study to measure our program’s impact. This study will assess your child’s growth during both the summer and the academic school year; specifically, we will measure growth in literacy, critical thinking, and sense of self. Impact will be measured through data collected during the summer and data shared by the Colonial School District. Data sharing between the Community Collaboration of Delaware and Colonial School District is only applicable to students who attend Colonial District schools. If you agree to participate, Community Collaboration of Delaware will collect data related to literacy, critical thinking, and sense of self during your child’s participation in the PAL Sumemr Camp at Southern Elementary. Your child’s privacy is our priority; all data sharing between the PAL of Delaware and the school district will be in full compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal education data privacy law.
I hereby grant permission to Colonial School District to share with PAL of Delaware all requested forms and information, including my child’s emergency contact information, health forms, and relevant permissions. Additionally, I grant permission for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to share with the PAL of Delaware and the Colonial School District all requested forms and information related to eligibility and receipt of public assistance for reporting purposes. I attest that my child is fit for and medically able to participate in PAL activities. I understand that PAL activities have inherent risks and on behalf of my child I hereby assume all risks and hazardous incidents related to my child’s participation. In consideration for permitting my child to attend the PAL, I hereby forever waive, release and give up any and all claims, demands, liability, damages, costs and expenses of any kind whatsoever, including property loss, personal injury, or wrongful death, against PAL Delaware, Colonial School District and each of their respective agents, employees, officers, directors, participants, coaches, instructors, transportation providers, contractors, volunteers, other representatives, and heirs, which may arise from my child’s attendance at, participation in, or transportation to/from the PAL Summer Camp at Southern Elementary.