• If you are requesting records for a current or former student in the Cartwright School District who has been identified by the Special Services department as having an Accommodation (504) Plan, Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) Report please continue.   

    Online SPED Records Request Form

    Printable SPED Records Request Form

    For additional information please contact 

    Special Services Records Technician 

    Julianna Hernandez 

    Email: [email protected] 

    Phone: 623-691-3971 

    Fax: 623-691-5924 

    Parents’ Right to Inspect Their Child’s Records 

    IDEA guarantees you, as parents, the right to inspect and review any educational record of your child that the school system (or other participating agency) collects, maintains, or uses with respect to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of your child, and the provision of FAPE (a free appropriate public education) to your child. Here are the specifics of IDEA’sregulations. 

    Parent Rights 

    • Parents can inspect and review educational records with respect to their child’s evaluation, identification, and placement; and the provision of FAPE. [§300.501(a)]
    • Parents can request explanations and interpretations of the records. [§300.613(b)(1)] Parents can request copies of the records if not receiving copies would effectively prevent the parents from exercising their right to inspect and review those records. [§300.613(b)(2)]
    • Parents can request that their representative be given access to inspect and review the records. [§300.613(b)(3)]

    Schools’ Rights and Responsibilities

    • Schools must comply with a parent's request to inspect and review records without unnecessary delay before any meeting—regarding an IEP, a hearing or resolution session, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. [§300.613(a)]
    • Schools must respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. [§300.613(b)(1)]
    • Schools can charge a fee for copies of records made for parents if the fee does not effectively prevent the parents from exercising their right to inspect and review those records. [§300.617(a)] Schools may not charge a fee for searching for or retrieving, a child’s recordsfor parents. [§300.617(b)]