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Procedures: Student Records

Under federal law and Board of Education policy, all official records related to students are available for review on request. These files are also open to students over 18 years of age. Generally, student records cannot be released to persons other than parents or students without their written consent. There are a number of exceptions to this rule, such as disclosure to school employees or officials and certain State and Federal officials who have a legitimate educational need for access to such records in the course of their employment. A school official is a person employed by the District, such as an administrator, supervisor, instructor or support staff personnel; a person serving on the Board of Education; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant or therapist; or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee or assisting another school official in performing his or her task. A school official or State Federal Officer has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Additionally, upon request, the District may disclose educational records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

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