Under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), parents have the right to review all education records that relate to their child. School districts or other education institutions must give parents access to these records within 45 days of their request. Further, under Connecticut state law, a parent making such a request is entitled to “prompt” access to the records. Under both federal and state law, non-custodial parents have the right to access student records as well. This access is provided unless the district has evidence that there is a court order, state law, or other legal requirement related to custody that specifically revokes this right.
If you have any questions related to education law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.