Under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), parents have the right to access, inspect and review any educational records relating to their child that are collected, maintained or used by the school district. A student educational record includes any record maintained by the school district that can be identified by the student’s name.
There are two major records in regards to students that received or have received special education services. The first is General Education records which are the records kept on all students. Then there are Special Education records, for student meet eligibility criteria for an Individual Education Plan (IEP).