(105 ILCS 10/7)
(from Ch. 122, par. 50-7)
(a) Parents shall have the right to challenge the
accuracy, relevance or propriety of any entry in the school student
records, exclusive of (i) academic grades of their child and (ii)
references to expulsions or out-of-school suspensions, if the
challenge is made at the time the student's school student records are
forwarded to another school to which the student is transferring.
(b) The State Board shall prescribe by regulation procedures
to govern challenges to school student records under this Act.
Such challenge procedures shall provide for a hearing at which
each party shall have:
(1) The right to present evidence and to call
(2) The right to cross-examine witnesses;
(3) The right to counsel;
(4) The right to a written statement of any decision
and the reasons therefor;
(5) The right to appeal an adverse decision to an
administrative tribunal or official to be established or designated by the State Board.
(c) A final decision under the procedures established
pursuant to this Section may be appealed to the Circuit Court of the
County in which the school is located.
(d) Parents shall also have the right to insert in their
child's school student record a statement of reasonable length
setting forth their position on any disputed information contained in that
record. The school shall include a copy of such statement in any subsequent
dissemination of the information in dispute.
(Source: P.A. 89-261, eff. 8-10-95.)