Education records contain information about a student, such as: a student’s name, address, and telephone number; a parent’s or guardian’s name and contact information; grades and test scores; health and immunization records; discipline reports; documentation of attendance; schools attended; courses taken; awards
What information can schools release without consent?
Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance.
Are school records public?
School records, which may include medical, legal, criminal, or mental health information, are not public records. This means that only certain people have access to them. A student’s grades, discipline record, mental and medical information are protected.
How can I get my school records?
Listen 7 Steps for Requesting Your Child’s School Records
- Contact your school district.
- Talk to your child’s principal.
- Ask what you need to do to see your child’s records.
- Write a letter.
- Send the letter (and copy VIPs).
- Obtain proof the letter was delivered.
- Make more than one copy.
How long do schools keep records of students?
A student’s progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the student ceases to be enrolled.