Report card on a deskRegardless of what type of legal or physical custody a parent exercises, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), all parents are provided with certain rights surrounding their ability to access their child’s educational records. For example, under FERPA, a school district must provide both parents with an equal right to access their child’s records, to seek correction of any inaccurate or misleading information contained in their child’s records, and in some cases, to first obtain the parents’ written permission before disclosing any information contained in their child’s records. This all occurs whether a parent exercises shared legal custody or no legal custody with the other parent. (Continue reading).