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Access rights.

(1) Each participating agency shall permit parents of students eligible for special education to inspect and review, during school business hours, any educational records relating to the student which are collected, maintained, or used by the district or other public agency under this chapter. The school district shall comply with a request promptly and before any meeting regarding an individualized education program or hearing or resolution session relating to the identification, evaluation, educational placement of the student or provision of FAPE to the student, including disciplinary proceedings. The school district shall respond, in no case, more than forty-five calendar days after the request has been made.
(2) The right to inspect and review educational records under this section includes:
(a) The right to a response from the school district to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records;
(b) The right to request that the school district provide copies of the records containing the information if failure to provide those copies would effectively prevent the parent from exercising the right to inspect and review the records; and
(c) The right to have a representative of the parent or adult student inspect and review records.
(3) A participating agency may presume that a parent has authority to inspect and review records relating to his or her student unless the school district or other public agency has been advised that the parent does not have the authority under applicable state law governing such matters as guardianship, separation, and divorce.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, ยง 392-172A-05190, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]
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