CARE, MAINTENANCE AND DISPOSAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RECORDS
School district records shall be housed in the central administration office of the school district. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to oversee the maintenance and accuracy of the records. The following records shall be kept and preserved according to the schedule below:
· Secretary's financial records Permanently
· Treasurer's financial records Permanently
· Minutes of the Board of Directors Permanently
· Annual audit reports Permanently
· Annual budget Permanently
· Permanent record of individual pupil Permanently
· Records of payment of judgments against
the school district 20 years
· Bonds and bond coupons 10 years
· Written contracts 10 years
· Cancelled warrants, check stubs, bank
statements, bills, invoices, and
related records 5 years
· Recordings of closed meetings 1 year
· Program grants As determined by the grant
· Nonpayroll personnel records 7 years
· Payroll records 3 years
Employees' records shall be housed in the central administration office of the school district. The employees' records shall be maintained by the superintendent, the building administrator, the employee's immediate supervisor, and the board secretary.
An inventory of the furniture, equipment, and other nonconsumable items other than real property of the school district shall be conducted annually under the supervision of the superintendent. This report shall be filed with the central office.
A perpetual inventory shall be maintained on consumable property of the school district.
The permanent and cumulative records of students currently enrolled in the school district shall be housed in the central administration office of the attendance center where the student attends. Permanent records must be housed in a fireproof vault. The building administrator shall be responsible for keeping these records current. Records of students who have graduated or are no longer enrolled in the school district shall be housed in the central administration office of the attendance center where the student attends.. These records will be maintained by the principal.
The superintendent may microfilm or microfiche school district records and may destroy paper copies of the records if they are more than three years old. A properly authenticated reproduction of a microfilmed record meets the same legal requirements as the original record.
Legal Reference: City of Sioux City v. Greater Sioux City Press Club, 421 N.W.2d 895 (Iowa 1988).
City of Dubuque v. Telegraph Herald, Inc., 297 N.W.2d 523 (Iowa 1980).
Iowa Code §§ 22.3, .7; 279.8, .15, .16; 304 (1995).
281 I.A.C. 12.3(6).
Cross Reference: 206.3 Secretary
215 Board of Directors' Records
401.5 Employee Records
506 Student Records
901 Public Examination of School District Records
Approved: 6/9/97 Reviewed: 12/00