Tuesday, November 12

STUDENT RECORDS

Indiana Code Provisions concerning student records

IC 20-33-7

Chapter 7. Parental Access to Student Records

IC 20-33-7-1 - Education records

IC 20-33-7-1 - Education records

Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, “education records” means information that:

  1. is recorded by a nonpublic or public school; and
  2. concerns a student who is or was enrolled in the school.As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.17.

IC 20-33-7-2 - Custodial and noncustodial parents; equal access; exceptions

IC 20-33-7-2 - Custodial and noncustodial parents; equal access; exceptions

Sec. 2. Except as provided in subsection:

  • a nonpublic or public school must allow a custodial parent and a noncustodial parent of a child the same access to their child’s education records.
  • A nonpublic or public school may not allow a noncustodial parent access to the child’s education records if:(1) a court has issued an order that limits the noncustodial parent’s access to the child’s education records; and
    (2) the school has received a copy of the court order or has actual knowledge of the court order.As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.17.

IC 20-33-7-3 - Report of educational records without parental consent

IC 20-33-7-3 - Report of educational records without parental consent

Sec. 3.

  • As used in this section, “juvenile justice agency” has the meaning set forth in IC 10-13-4-5.
  • A school corporation or other entity to which the education records privacy provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g) apply may disclose or report on the education records of a child, including personally identifiable information contained in the education records, without the consent of the child’s parent under the following conditions:
    (1) The disclosure or reporting of education records is to a state or local juvenile justice agency.
    (2) The disclosure or reporting relates to the ability of the juvenile justice system to serve, before adjudication, the student whose records are being released.
    (3) The juvenile justice agency receiving the information certifies, in writing, to the entity providing the information that the agency or individual receiving the information has agreed not to disclose it to a third party, other than another juvenile justice agency, without the consent of the child’s parent.
  • For purposes of subsection (b)(2), a disclosure or reporting of education records concerning a child who has been adjudicated as a delinquent child shall be treated as related to the ability of the juvenile justice system to serve the child before adjudication if the juvenile justice agency seeking the information provides sufficient information to enable the keeper of the education records to determine that the juvenile justice agency seeks the information in order to identify and intervene with the child as a juvenile at risk of delinquency rather than to obtain information solely related to supervision of the child as an adjudicated delinquent child.
  • A school corporation to which the education records privacy provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g) apply may disclose or report on the education records of a child, including personally identifiable information contained in the education records, without the consent of the child’s parent, if the child has been suspended or expelled and referred to a court in accordance with an agreement for court assisted resolution of suspension and expulsion cases under IC 20-33-8.5. The request for the education records of a child by a court must be for the purpose of assisting the child before adjudication.
  • A school corporation or other entity to which the education records privacy provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g) apply that:
    (1) discloses or reports on the education records of a child, including personally identifiable information contained in the education records, in violation of this section; and
    (2) makes a good faith effort to comply with this section;
    is immune from civil liability.
    As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.17. Amended by P.L.242-2005, SEC.21.