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823 Access to Public Records

The School Board shall allow persons to have access to District records in accordance with this policy, established District procedures and state and federal laws.

The District Administrator is designated as the legal custodian of records for any District authority, except that the building principal is designated legal custodian for records of students in each individual school attendance center. The legal custodian shall safely keep and preserve records of the authority and shall have full legal power to render decisions and carry out duties related to those public records maintained by any District authority. The legal custodian may deny access to records only in accordance with state and federal law.

Public records may be inspected, copied and/or abstracted at any time during established District office hours. The legal custodian may establish fees in accordance with state and federal law. A list of such fees shall be made available at the District office.

LEGAL REF.: Sections 103.13, Wisconsin Statutes
Chapter 19, Subchapters II and IV
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

184, Board Minutes
347, Student Records
347-Rule, Guidelines for the Maintenance and Confidentiality of Student Records
347-Exhibit(1), School Staff Authorized to Handle Student Records
347-Exhibit(2), Student Records Notice
526, Personnel Records
823-Exhibit, Notice to the Public Regarding Access to Records
823.1, Records Retention
823.1-Exhibit, Wisconsin Records Retention Schedule for School Districts

Adopted by School Board: December 12, 1982

Revisions Adopted by School Board: April 24, 1989
December 18, 2000

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