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Accessing Student Education Records

Inspecting and Requesting Copies of
Education Records

Upon receipt of a written request from a parent or legal guardian to inspect, review or obtain a copy of the education record, the school district must grant the request within a reasonable period of time, but in no case should that time period be longer than 45 calendar days from the date of the request.

 

Correcting Records

In addition to the right to access and review a student’s education records, FERPA also guarantees parents informal and formal procedures to amend or delete education records that are inaccurate, misleading or violate the student’s privacy or other rights. Parents can submit a written request to the principal or special education administrator that the school amend or delete information in the education record. The school must respond within a reasonable period of time as to whether it will comply with the request or not. If the school agrees to amend or delete the record, parents may want to obtain a copy of the corrected record after allowing the school a reasonable period of time to make the correction or deletion.

 

What Records are Available for Parent Inspection & Copying?

In addition to the right to access and review a student’s education records, FERPA also guarantees parents informal and formal procedures to amend or delete education records that are inaccurate, misleading or violate the student’s privacy or other rights. Parents can submit a written request to the principal or special education administrator that the school amend or delete information in the education record. The school must respond within a reasonable period of time as to whether it will comply with the request or not. If the school agrees to amend or delete the record, parents may want to obtain a copy of the corrected record after allowing the school a reasonable period of time to make the correction or deletion.