Oregon Oregon Department of Education

Rule Rule 581-021-0270
Rights of Inspection and Review of Education Records


Except as limited under FERPA and IDEA, each educational agency or institution shall permit a parent, an eligible student, or a representative of a parent if authorized in writing by the parent, to inspect and review the education records of the student.


The educational agency or institution shall comply with a request for access to records:


Within a reasonable period of time and without unnecessary delay;


For children with disabilities under OAR 581-015-0051, before any meeting regarding an IEP, or any due process hearing, or any resolution session related to a due process hearing; and


In no case more than 45 days after it has received the request.


For children under three years old who receive EI services, in no case more than 10 days after the request has been made.


The educational agency or institution shall respond to the reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records.


If a parent or an eligible student so requests, the educational agency or institution shall give the parent or eligible student a copy of the student’s education records pursuant to ORS 192.440, except that no copy of test protocols, test questions and answers, and other documents described in 192.501(4) shall be provided unless authorized by federal law.


The educational agency or institution shall not destroy any education records if there is an outstanding request to inspect and review the records under this rule.


While an education agency or institution is not required to give an eligible student access to treatment records under the definition of “education records” in OAR 581-021-0220 (Definitions)(6)(b)(D), the student may, at his or her expense, have those records reviewed by a physician or other appropriate professional of the student’s choice.

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Jun. 8, 2021