Why do school records need to be kept?
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, in a lawsuit challenging Texas’ requirement for schools to keep student records for at least a year, says that records “must be preserved and preserved to the fullest extent of the law.”
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The ACLU’s lawsuit argues that a provision of the Texas Education Code that requires that schools keep records for a year is unconstitutional.
The law mandates that schools hold student records “for at least six months, not less than 90 days, from the date the records are created.”
The ACLU says the school records requirement violates the right to privacy and is also a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.
The state’s highest court agreed to hear the ACLU’s case last month.
A federal judge has also issued a preliminary injunction blocking Texas from enforcing the law.