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PDFWAC 132U-280-025

Request to amend education records—Appeal procedure.

(1) A request by a student to amend an education record should be made in writing to the college individual who created the record or, if no longer employed by the college, the department having custody of the record.
(2) An individual or department must respond to a request to amend education records within a reasonable period of time, but in no case more than forty-five days after the request has been made. A college individual or department that denies a student's request or is unable to comply with the request within the above-state time period shall inform the student of that fact and the reasons in writing.
(3)(a) A student who feels that his or her request has not been properly answered by a particular individual or department or who feels that the information contained in those records is incorrect should contact the appropriate supervisor responsible for the individual or department for mediation.
(b) In cases where a student remains dissatisfied after consulting with the appropriate supervisor, the student may then request a hearing by the appropriate vice president or his or her designee(s). If the vice president is also the supervisor who handled the matter in (3)(a), it will be referred to another vice president who does not have a direct interest in the outcome of the hearing. Following the hearing, the hearing officer shall render his or her decision, in writing, within a reasonable period of time. In all cases, the decision of the hearing officer shall be final.
(c) In no case shall any appeal by a student be considered by the college which has not been filed with that body in writing within ninety days from the date of the initial request to the custodian of the record.
(d) The college shall not review any matter regarding the appropriateness of official academic grades or disciplinary records beyond that provided for in WAC 132U-120-100, et seq.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.130, 28B.50.140. WSR 07-15-033, § 132U-280-025, filed 7/12/07, effective 8/12/07; WSR 88-15-005 (Order 88-03), § 132U-280-025, filed 7/8/88.]
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