• Students

     

    Student Records
     
    School student records are confidential. Information from them shall not be released other than as provided by law. A school student record is any writing or other recorded information concerning a student and by which a student may be identified individually that is maintained by a school or at its direction by a school employee, regardless of how or where the information is stored, except as provided in State or federal law.
     
    State and federal law grants students and parents/guardians certain rights, including the right to inspect, copy, and challenge school student records. A student or the student’s parent/guardian may request, in writing, that scores received on college entrance examinations be included on the student’s academic transcript. The information contained in school student records shall be kept current, accurate, clear and relevant. All information maintained concerning a student receiving special education services shall be directly related to the provision of services to that child. DAOES may release directory information as permitted by law, but a parent/guardian shall have the right to opt-out of the release of directory information regarding his or her child. However, the System will comply with an ex parte court order requiring it to permit the U.S. Attorney General or designee to have access to a student’s school records without notice to, or the consent of, the student’s parent/guardian. Upon request, the System discloses school student records without parent consent to the official records custodian of another school in which a student has enrolled or intends to enroll, as well as to any other person as specifically required or permitted by State or federal law.
     
    The Director shall fully implement this policy and designate an official records custodian for each school who shall maintain and protect the confidentiality of school student records, inform staff members of this policy, and inform students and their parents/guardians of their rights regarding school student records.

    LEGAL REF.:

    20 U.S.C. §1232g, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, implemented by 34 C.F.R. Part 99.
    50 ILCS 205/7.
    105 ILCS 5/10-20.21b, 5/20.37, 5/20.40, and 5/14-1.01 et seq.
    105 ILCS 10/, Illinois School Student Records Act.
    105 ILCS 85/, Student Online Personal Protection Act.
    325 ILCS 17/, Children’s Privacy Protection and Parental Empowerment Act.
    750 ILCS 5/602.11.
    23 Ill.Admin.Code Parts 226 and 375.
    Owasso I.S.D. No. I-011 v. Falvo, 534 U.S. 426 (2002).
    Chicago Tribune Co. v. Chicago Bd. of Ed., 332 Ill.App.3d 60 (1st Dist. 2002).
    CROSS REF.: 7:15 (Student and Family Privacy Rights), 7:345 (Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security)

    ADOPTED: November 19, 2020