Are student's records confidential?

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Yes. While parents may access all school records concerning their children, a Ashland’s policy on the confidentiality of student records limits access to certain documents by school personnel. Only parents, teachers and school personnel who are involved in the education of children with disabilities have the right to access a child's educational records (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). All general education, special education and other school personnel who have students with disabilities in their classes or caseloads have the right under federal law to access the student's Individualized Education Program. It makes sense: To meet a student's individual needs, school staff need to know what services and supports are required in the IEP.