11. Does a principal have a legal right to let parents know if a student comes out (as LGBTQ) at school?  
In 1997, a federal appeals court found that police officers violated a teen’s right to privacy under the U.S. Constitution when they even threatened to tell the teen’s family he was dating a boy.
14 Then in 2006, another federal court found that a student had a protected privacy interest in the “non-disclosure of her sexual orientation” to her family. However, the court also held that school officials did not violate the student’s privacy rights under the specific circumstances of that case, because the student’s sexual orientation was only revealed to her mother in the context of disciplinary action after the student had engaged in prohibited public displays of affection at school.15

14 ibid
15 See Nguon v. Wolf, 517 F. Supp. 2d 1177 (C.D. Cal. 2007); see also ACLU’s profile of Nguon v. Wolf http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/youth/22177res20051205.html

a. Yes, and parents have a right to know if their child is LGBTQ  
b. Yes, under Washington State law, but not federal law  
c. Probably not. YES!  
d. No, the student has a right to privacy.