RULE 10.16.3560 - SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

RULE 10.16.3560. SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

(1) School records and confidentiality of information must follow the provisions under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its implementing regulations at 34 CFR, part 99, and must follow the provisions established for special education under IDEA and its implementing regulations at 34 CFR 300.610 through 300.626.

(2) The OPI shall enforce this rule consistent with the IDEA. LEAs found to be out of compliance by OPI with provisions of this policy under IDEA shall be given an opportunity to come into compliance; demonstrate policies, procedures, or practices to ensure future compliance; be required to complete a corrective action plan consistent with this rule and applicable state and federal law; or any other sanctions determined necessary and appropriate by the OPI.

(3) The special education record retained by each LEA shall include access log, request for initial evaluation, permission for evaluation, summaries of assessments, test protocols, and other information that are not subject to sole possession requirements of FERPA, evaluation reports, individualized education programs, and reports of the student's progress toward meeting annual goals of the individualized education program.

(NEW, 1993 MAR p. 1913, Eff. 8/13/93; AMD & TRANS, 2000 MAR p. 1048, Eff. 7/1/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 678, Eff. 5/25/07; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1076, Eff. 4/30/10; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2257, Eff. 12/25/2015.)

AUTH: 20-7-402, MCA; IMP: 20-7-403, 20-7-414, MCA

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