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Education Reporter
NUMBER 141 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS OCTOBER 1997

S.B. 168

An ACT relating to education; requiring public schools to comply with certain provisions of federal law governing the release and elicitation of certain information concerning pupils; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Chapter 392 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

  1. If a parent or legal guardian of a pupil requests the education records of the pupil, a public school shall comply with the provisions of 20 U.S.C.
    § 1232g(a) and 34 C.F.R. Part 99.

  2. If a parent or legal guardian of a pupil reviews the education records of the pupil and requests an amendment or other change to the education records, a public school shall comply with the provisions of 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(a) and 34 C.F.R. Part 99.

  3. Except as otherwise provided in 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(b), a public school shall not release the education records of a pupil to a person, agency or organization without the written consent of the parent or legal guardian of the pupil.

  4. If a public school administers a program which includes a survey, analysis or evaluation that is designed to elicit the information described in 20 U.S.C. § 1232h, it must comply with the provisions of that section.

  5. A right accorded to a parent or legal guardian of a pupil pursuant to the provisions of this section devolves upon the pupil on the date on which he attains the age of 18 years.

  6. A public school shall, at least annually, provide to each pupil who is at least 18 years of age and to a parent or legal guardian of each pupil who is not at least 18 years of age, written notice of his rights pursuant to this section.

  7. The provisions of this section:

    1. Are intended to ensure that each public school complies with the provisions of 20 U.S.C. §§ 1232g and 1232h;

    2. Must, to the extent possible, be construed in a manner that is consistent with 20 U.S.C. §§ 1232g and 1232h, and the regulations adoped pursuant thereto;

    3. Apply to a public school regardless of whether the school receives money from the Federal Government; and

    4. Do not impair any right, obligation or prohibition established pursuant to chapter 432B of NRS.

  8. The state board may adopt such regulations as are necessary to ensure that public schools comply with the provisions of this section.

  9. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, "education records" has the meaning ascribed to it in 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(a)(4).

Section 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 354.599, each local government shall pay any additional expenses related to the provisions of this act from existing revenues of that local government.

Section 3. This act becomes effective on July 1, 1997.


 
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