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Students’ Education Records

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute & Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts
Created February, 2022

Write to the school to ask for your student’s records. See a sample letter.

They must give you the records within 10 days. They may charge you a small fee to copy the records. But if you cannot afford it they cannot charge you the fee.

If you need someone else like a therapist or an evaluator to get your child’s records, sign a release that tells the school they have your permission. In the release, you can say if they should get all or part of your child’s record.

Who can get school records?

See Restricted access to school records.

Note for immigrant parents

ICE can only see your child’s school records if you agree or if they get a court order.


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