What actions must the agency or institution take to ensure the parent or eligible student receives a timely and fair hearing regarding the amendment of education records?

The educational agency or institution must provide the parent or eligible student notice of the date, time, and place, reasonably in advance of the hearing. The individual conducting the hearing must not have a direct interest in the hearing’s outcome. The agency or institution must give the parent or eligible student a full and fair opportunity to present relevant evidence. Finally, the agency or institution must make its decision in writing within a reasonable period of time after the hearing, and this decision must be based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing, include a summary of the evidence, and give the reasons for the decision.

Parents and Students
K-12 School Officials
Parent and Eligible Student Rights