Board Policies – Section J – Students
When a hearing has been requested by a parent, guardian or an eligible student to challenge the content of the student’s education record, the procedure to be followed in the hearing shall be:
The hearing shall be conducted and the decision rendered by a person who does not have a direct interest in the hearing outcome.
The parent, guardian or eligible student shall be given notice of the date, place and time of the hearing within a reasonable time in advance of the hearing.
The parent, guardian or the eligible student may be assisted or represented by individuals of their choice at their own expense, including an attorney. Parents, guardian or the eligible student shall be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present relevant evidence.
A written decision shall be rendered within a reasonable time after the hearing concludes. The decision of the hearing official shall be based solely upon the evidence presented at the hearing and include a summary of the evidence and the reasons for the decision.
Approved: May 13, 2015