Apr 272010
 
 April 27, 2010  Youth & Schools

Parents have an “absolute right” to inspect all educational records relating to their children, including e-mails exchanged between teachers and administrators, the Kentucky attorney general’s office has concluded.

The issue arose when Jonathan Sholar, of Princeton, Ky., sought access to all records pertaining to his daughter, whether hard-copy or electronic. The Caldwell County school district refused the request.

Read more on Education Week.

This shouldn’t have needed a state attorney general’s opinion. This is a matter under federal law, FERPA, which has been dealt with in the past. I can’t believe that the district even refused the request to begin with.

Thanks to the reader who sent in this link.

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