School student records are confidential and information from them
shall not be released other than as provided by law. State and federal
law grant students and parent(s)/guardian(s) certain rights including
the right to inspect, copy, and challenge their child’s school records.
The information contained in school student records shall be kept
current, accurate, clear and relevant. All information maintained
concerning a student receiving special education services shall be
directly related to the provision of services to that child. The
District may release directory information as permitted by law, but
parent(s)/ guardian(s) shall have the right to object to the release of
information regarding their child.
The Superintendent shall implement this policy and State and federal
law with administrative procedures. The Superintendent shall also
designate a records custodian who shall maintain student
records. The records custodian for each building is the Building
Principal. The records custodian for the District is the Administrator
for Curriculum and Instruction. The Superintendent or a designee shall
inform staff members of this policy, and shall inform students and their
parent(s)/guardian(s) of it, as well as their rights regarding student
records. However, the District will comply with an ex parte
court order requiring it to permit the U.S. Attorney General or designee
to have access to a student’s school records without notice to, or the
consent of, the student’s parent/guardian.
Student Biometric Information Collection
The Superintendent or designee may recommend a student biometric
information collection system solely for the purposes of identification
and fraud prevention. Such recommendation shall be consistent with
budget requirements and in compliance with State law. Biometric
information means any information that is collected through an
identification process for individuals based on their unique behavioral
or physiological characteristics, including fingerprint, hand geometry,
voice, or facial recognition or iris or retinal scans.
Before collecting student biometric information, the District shall
obtain written permission from the person having legal custody or the
student (if over the age of 18). Upon a student’s 18th birthday, the
District shall obtain written permission from the student to collect
student biometric information. Failure to provide written consent to
collect biometric information shall not be the basis for refusal of any
services otherwise available to a student.
All collected biometric information shall be stored and transmitted
in a manner that protects it from disclosure. Sale, lease, or other
disclosure of biometric information to another person or entity is
The District will discontinue use of a student’s biometric
information and destroy all collected biometric information within 30
days after: (1) the student graduates or withdraws from the School
District, or (2) the District receives a written request to discontinue
use of biometric information from the person having legal custody of the
student or the student (if over the age of 18). Requests to
discontinue using a student’s biometric information shall be forwarded
to the Superintendent or designee.
The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures to implement this policy consistent with State and federal law.
Adopted: April 6, 1998
Revised: February 19, 2008