Federal and State Regulations

State and federal laws for students with disabilities receiving special education and related services attending public schools.

​Federal Laws & Regulations


Hawai‘i Laws & Regulations

Student Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances.

Section 504

The 504 program ensures students with disabilities have access to opportunities that their non-disabled peers are provided, free from discrimination. The 504 program allocates resources for and provides technical assistance to complex areas and schools on the implementation of the federal law (34 CFR 104) and HAR Chapter 61 through professional learning opportunities, resources, and materials. Read More  



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