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Release of School Records and Confidentiality Issues

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The Illinois School Student Records Act and the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act

The Illinois School Student Records Act and the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act require school records confidentiality. This applies to all education records, including educational assessments, disciplinary records, mental health records, counseling notes, and psychiatric evaluations. If you feel your child’€™s school records confidentiality has been breached or that the record contains incorrect or inappropriate information, we can help.

Improper release of confidential information, or the dissemination of inaccurate information, can cause irreparable damage to your child’s ability to get the education they deserve. You have the right to dispute the records, release in a school record hearing or other civil litigation.

The attorneys and advocates of Whitted, Takiff + Hansen, LLC, have decades of experience representing parents and students the greater Chicago area, Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, and the other collar counties, and throughout northern Illinois. We understand the state and federal guidelines that apply to school records and confidentiality. We take these matters very seriously, and we know how to protect your rights and those of your child.

School records confidentiality breaches typically involve a teacher or other staff member sharing private or inaccurate information with parents, students or other members of the community.

Our lawyers can help you determine the course of action that is most appropriate for your situation, then represent you as you seek redress for the improperly released or inaccurate information.

Contact us through this Web site or by calling 847-564-8662 to discuss issues involving school records and confidentiality with an experienced education lawyer or advocate.

The law firm of Whitted, Takiff + Hansen serves clients in Northbrook and throughout northern Illinois, in communities such as Chicago, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Waukegan, Woodstock, Belvidere, Geneva, Wheaton, Yorkville, Joliet, Skokie, Glenview, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, and Evanston. Whitted Cleary & Takiff also has served clients from out of state, including Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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