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Ohio Privacy of School Records Laws

State laws dictate how a student's school records are to be maintained and shared. On one hand, parents may feel entitled to view their children's records, but there also is a valid argument that unfettered access could be detrimental to honest evaluations. In any event, Ohio privacy of school records laws require parental consent for release of records if they are under 18.

The basics of Ohio's privacy of school records laws are listed below. See FindLaw's School Privacy section for related resources.

Code Section Title 1 §149.41, Title 33 §3319.32.1
Who Has Access to School Records? No release without student's consent if over 18; if 18 or under, consent of parent or guardian is necessary. Directory information may be released. Rights of school district to renew or select student records are restricted.
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Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Ohio education attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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