Policy 3655- Transfer of Student Records

Receiving School
Within fourteen (14) days after enrolling a transfer student, the elementary or secondary school shall request directly from the student’s previous school a certified copy of his or her record and exercise due diligence in obtaining the copy of the record requested. 

Forwarding School
A certified copy of the permanent, or cumulative, file of any student and the file containing special education records of any student shall be forwarded by mail, or electronically, to a local educational agency or accredited school in which the student seeks to or intends to enroll within ten (10) days after receipt of a written or electronic request, except as provided in Policy 3650 Records of Missing Children.  The files that are forwarded must include information concerning violent or disruptive behavior or disciplinary action; however, such information shall be contained in a sealed envelope, marked as “confidential” and addressed to the principal or other administrator of the receiving school.

Legal Reference:
I.C. § 18-4511 School Duties—Records of Missing Child—Identification Upon Enrollment—Transfer of Student Records
I.C. § 33-209 Transfer of School Records - Duties

Policy History:
Adopted on:     August 19, 2015
Revised on: