Record Request Letter
City, State Zip
Director of Special Education
Local Unified School District
City, State Zip
Re: Request for Records for Students Name (date of birth)
To whom it may concern:
I/we request that all records from all locations within the School District be assembled for my/our review. These records include, but are not limited to: cumulative, academic, attendance, transportation, disciplinary, mental health/medical, correspondence, confidential, etc.
These records must be made available to me/us within five (5) calendar days (Cal. Educ. Code §56504). I/we need copies of these records in order to obtain a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for my/our child/ward. Please waive all fees associated with duplication of these records, as such fees would prevent me/us from exercising my/our parental/custodial rights.
My child/ward has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting set for ________.
My childs/wards disability is ___________. S/he is in the _______grade. S/he is attending the __________ school, in this school district.
I will contact you within a week to set up an appointment to review my childs/wards records. If the district is unable or unwilling to comply with my/our request for a record review, a written response stating the reasons for this non-compliance and what appeals/options are available to me/us is required immediately.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Very truly yours,
cc: __________ (educational advocate/superintendent/principal/teacher(s)/school psychologist, etc.)
Every Child Deserves a Certain Amount of Dignity