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PDFWAC 132A-280-040

Challenges—To content of education records, release of education records, or denial of access to education records.

(1) Students who believe that inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate data is contained within their education records shall be permitted to have included within the records a written explanation by the student concerning the content of the records.
(2) A student shall have the right, in accordance with the procedures set forth in WAC 132A-280-045 and 132A-280-050, to:
(a) Challenge the content of education records in order to ensure that the records are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the students;
(b) Have the opportunity to correct or delete inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate data contained within education records;
(c) Challenge the release of education records to specific persons as contrary to the provisions of this chapter; and
(d) Challenge a decision by the college to deny the student access to particular types of records.
(3) A student shall not be permitted under this chapter to challenge the validity of grades given in academic courses, except on the grounds that, as a result of clerical error, the student's record fails to accurately reflect the grade actually assigned by an instructor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and chapter 28B.50 RCW. WSR 99-15-072, § 132A-280-040, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99.]
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