2020 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 1 - State Administration
Part 7 - Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act
§ 49-1-704. Right of Parents and Guardians to Inspect Their Children's Educational Records — Model Student Records Policy for Leas

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-1-704 (2020)
  1. Parents and guardians have the right to inspect and review their children's education records maintained by the school.
  2. Parents and guardians have the right to request student data specific to their children's educational records.
  3. LEAs shall provide parents or guardians with a copy of their children's educational records upon request.
    1. The department shall develop a model student records policy for LEAs that requires an LEA to:
      1. Annually notify parents and guardians of their right to request student information;
      2. Ensure security when providing student data to parents or guardians;
      3. Ensure student data is provided only to authorized individuals;
      4. Set the timeframe within which record requests must be provided; and
      5. Consider implementation of a plan to allow parents and guardians to view online, download, and transmit data specific to their children's educational records.
    2. The department shall develop the model student records policy by December 31, 2014. An LEA shall adopt the model policy or develop its own policy prior to the beginning of school for the 2015-2016 school year. Before implementing a policy other than the model policy, an LEA shall submit the policy to the department for approval.
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