1001.60 Examination of District Public Records

Public records of the District may be viewed by the public during the regular business hours of the administration offices of the District. These hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays and recesses.
Persons wishing to view the District 's public records will contact the Board Secretary and make arrangements for the viewing. The Board Secretary will make arrangements for viewing the records as soon as practicable, depending on the nature of the request.
Persons may request copies of public records by telephone or in writing, including electronically. The District  may require pre-payment of the costs prior to copying and mailing.
Persons wanting copies will be assessed a fee for the copy; 10 cents a copy plus wage of employee after 30 minutes. Persons wanting compilation of information may be assessed a fee for the time of the employee to compile the requested information. Printing of materials for the public at the expense of the District will only occur when the event is sponsored by the District .
Pursuant to Iowa law, the Board has determined certain records need to be confidential as their disclosure could jeopardize the safety of persons or property and include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Security procedures
  • Emergency preparedness procedures
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Security codes and passwords
  • Non-Directory Student Information
  • Personal Personnel Records
It is the responsibility of the Board Secretary to maintain accurate and current records of the District. It is the responsibility of the Board Secretary to respond in a timely manner to requests for viewing and receiving public information of the District.

Legal Reference:   

Iowa Code §§ 21.4; 22; 291.6 (2007).
1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 88.
1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 158.
1968 Op. Att'y Gen. 656.

Cross Reference:

204.12 Minutes of Meetings
506.01 Student Records Access
605.50 Permanent Records

805.10 Preservation of School District Records

805.21 Personnel Records Management
805.30 Student Records Access
805.22 General Access to Employees Personnel Files


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