What should I know about my child’s special education records?
_____ see your child’s records.*
_____ ask someone to help you review the records.
_____ obtain copies of records at a reasonable cost.
_____ ask what kind of information is included in your child’s file and where that file is kept.
_____ ask for an explanation of anything in the records that you do not understand.
_____ ask that a record he amended or place a statement of explanation in the
_____ record if the school system refuses to amend it.
_____ control the release of records except to authorized persons or to other
_____ schools by withholding written permission.**
_____ ask who has received copies of these records.
Your child’s special education records are considered confidential. The records will he destroyed when they are no longer needed. However, the special education program must try to contact you or your child before the records are destroyed, so that you may have the records if you desire.
You may find it helpful to keep all of your child’s records in one place. This information may be useful to another school district (in the event you move), your child’s physician, the Social Security Administration, your insurance company, or other agencies.