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Procedure for Access to Pupil Records.   

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(a) Authorized organizations, agencies, and persons from outside the school whose access requires the consent of the parent or the adult pupil must submit their request to view the records, together with any required authorization, to the chief school administrator or the custodian of records.

(b) The chief school administrator or the custodian of records or a certificated designee shall be responsible during the inspection for interpretation of the records where necessary and for prevention of their alteration, damage, or loss. In every instance of inspection of pupil records by persons who do not have assigned educational responsibility, an entry shall be made in the access log of said record, indicating the name of the person(s) granted access, the reason access was granted, the time and circumstances of inspection, and the records inspected.

(c) Unless otherwise judicially instructed, the school district shall, prior to the disclosure of any pupil records to organizations, agencies, or persons outside the school pursuant to a court order, give the parent or adult pupil at least three days' notice, if lawfully possible within the requirements of the judicial order, of the name of the requesting agency and the specific records requested. Such notification shall be provided in writing, if practicable. Only those records related to the specific purpose of the court order shall be disclosed.