(105 ILCS 10/2)
(from Ch. 122, par. 50-2)
As used in this Act,
(a) "Student" means any person enrolled or previously enrolled in a school.
(b) "School" means any public preschool, day care center,
kindergarten, nursery, elementary or secondary educational institution,
vocational school, special educational facility or any other elementary or
secondary educational agency or institution and any person, agency or
institution which maintains school student records from more than one school,
but does not include a private or non-public school.
(c) "State Board" means the State Board of Education.
(d) "School Student Record" means any writing or
other recorded information concerning a student
and by which a student may be individually identified,
maintained by a school or at its direction or by an employee of a
school, regardless of how or where the information is stored.
The following shall not be deemed school student records under
this Act: writings or other recorded information maintained by an
employee of a school or other person at the direction of a school for his or
her exclusive use; provided that all such writings and other recorded
information are destroyed not later than the student's graduation or permanent
withdrawal from the school; and provided further that no such records or
recorded information may be released or disclosed to any person except a person
designated by the school as
a substitute unless they are first incorporated
in a school student record and made subject to all of the
provisions of this Act.
School student records shall not include information maintained by
law enforcement professionals working in the school.
(e) "Student Permanent Record" means the minimum personal
information necessary to a school in the education of the student
and contained in a school student record. Such information
may include the student's name, birth date, address, grades
and grade level, parents' names and addresses, attendance
records, and such other entries as the State Board may
require or authorize.
(f) "Student Temporary Record" means all information contained in
a school student record but not contained in
the student permanent record. Such information may include
family background information, intelligence test scores, aptitude
test scores, psychological and personality test results, teacher
evaluations, and other information of clear relevance to the
education of the student, all subject to regulations of the State Board.
The information shall include information provided under Section 8.6 of the
Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
In addition, the student temporary record shall include information regarding
serious disciplinary infractions that resulted in expulsion, suspension, or the
imposition of punishment or sanction. For purposes of this provision, serious
disciplinary infractions means: infractions involving drugs, weapons, or bodily
harm to another.
(g) "Parent" means a person who is the natural parent of the
student or other person who has the primary responsibility for the
care and upbringing of the student. All rights and privileges accorded
to a parent under this Act shall become exclusively those of the student
upon his 18th birthday, graduation from secondary school, marriage
or entry into military service, whichever occurs first. Such
rights and privileges may also be exercised by the student
at any time with respect to the student's permanent school record.
(Source: P.A. 92-295, eff. 1-1-02.)