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(a) Except as provided in (c) of this section, each district shall permit a parent to inspect and review all educational records with respect to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of the parent's child and the provision of a FAPE to the parent's child.
(b) A district shall
(1) provide a parent, upon request, a list of types and locations of records collected, maintained, or used by the district;
(2) respond to any reasonable request of a parent for explanation and interpretation of a record;
(3) provide a parent with a copy of a record upon request;
(4) permit a representative of the parent to inspect and review a record; and
(5) comply with a request to inspect, review, or obtain a copy of a record within a reasonable period not to exceed 10 business days and, in any case, before any meeting or hearing relating to the identification, evaluation, placement, or program of a child in which the parent may participate.
(c) A district may assume that a parent has authority to inspect and review a record relating to that parent's child unless the district has been provided reasonable grounds to believe that the parent does not have authority to do so under state law governing guardianship, dissolution, or divorce or under federal law. As required under 20 U.S.C. 1232g and 34 C.F.R. 99, as revised as of July 1, 1999, when a child reaches 18 years of age, the rights of the parent regarding that child's educational records transfer to the child.
(d) If a record includes information on more than one child, a parent may inspect and review the information relating only to that parent's child or be informed of that specific information.
(e) A district may charge a fee for copies of records that are made for parents under this section if the fee does not effectively prevent the parents from exercising their right to inspect and review those records. A district may not charge a fee to search for or to retrieve information under this section.
History: Eff. 7/1/83, Register 86; am 11/26/93, Register 128; am 8/22/2001, Register 159; am 8/9/2002, Register 163; am 8/24/2002, Register 163
Authority: AS 14.07.060
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