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Student Records

  • Parents may inspect records relating to their child. All temporary records will be sent to a student’s new school after transfer following the school’s request for the records. Release of information to other agencies or persons requires a specific written and dated consent of the parent/guardian designating the person or agency to which records may be released.

    Permanent student records consist of basic identifying information such as name, address, date of birth, parent names, transcripts, and attendance records. Those records are kept in the District’s Educational Administration Center located at 210. S Church Road, Bensenville, IL 60106. Permanent records are maintained for 60 years.

    Temporary records consist of all needed information not required to be in the permanent records. Temporary records are maintained for at least five years after the student has transferred, graduated or otherwise permanently withdrawn. Temporary records may include intelligence and achievement scores, special education records, disciplinary records, teacher anecdotal notes, extracurricular participation, awards, and honors.

    Parents who wish to inspect and/or question any or all of their child’s records should call the school principal for an appointment. Records may be copied at cost. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords student the following rights with respect to their education records:

    1. to inspect and review records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access;
    2. to request an amendment to records that the parent/ guardian or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading;
    3. to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the records, except that these disclosures may be made without consent:
      1. Student records may be disclosed to school or School District officials with a legitimate educational or administrative interest regarding the student. A school or School District official is a person employed by the School District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; or a person or company with whom the School District has contracted to perform a special task (including but not limited to attorneys, auditors, medical consultants, therapists, data analysis/storage/reporting firms, and Google Apps for Education). A school or School District official has a legitimate educational or administrative interest if the official needs to review a student record in order to fulfill his/her professional responsibility or to provide the contracted service (as applicable).
      2. Student records may be disclosed in accordance with the exceptions set forth in Section 6 of the Illinois School Student Records Act or otherwise as permitted by law.
    4. to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of the law.