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5.50 Student Records

5.50 Student Records

The School Board of Okeechobee County

Chapter 5.00: Students

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STUDENT RECORDS

POLICY

School Board rules and procedures for maintaining student records shall be consistent with Florida Statutes, State Board of Education rules, and federal laws relating to Family Educational and Privacy Rights and Privacy Rights of Parents and Students. The Superintendent shall be responsible for interpreting this rule and the school principal shall be responsible for controlling and supervising student records, following all rules on student records, and interpreting rules on student records to the school staff, students, and the community.

I. Procedures on student records shall be approved by the School Board and contained in the Student Educational Records Manual. The provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act requirements relating to the surveying of students, the collecting of information from students for marketing purposes, and certain nonemergency medical examinations shall be included.

II. Parents and students shall be notified annually of their rights regarding education records.

III. The District shall not collect or retain information including biometric information restricted by 1002.222, F.S.

IV. The individual records of children enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program shall be maintained as confidential records exempt from the public records law as required by Florida Statutes.

V. A school may release a student’s education records to partners to an interagency agreement among the Department of Juvenile Justice, the school, law enforcement authorities and other signatory agencies as allowed by law.

VI. Student information that is confidential and exempt shall not be released except when authorized by 1002.221, F.S.

IV. Social Security numbers may be collected from students:

A. To be used as student identification numbers as allowed by 1008.386, F.S. until the Department of Education has issued a student identification number;

B. To facilitate the processing of student scholarships, college admission and other applications; and

C. For other purposes as allowed by law.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

119.07(1), 119.071, 1001.43, 1001.52, 1002.22, 1002.221; 1002.222, 1002.72, 1003.25, 1008.386, F.S.

20 USC §1232g (34 CFR Part 98);P.L. 103-382 (34 CFR Part 99)

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

6A-1.0955

HISTORY:

Adopted:

07/14/1998

Revision Date(s):

12/14/2010, 11/10/2015

Formerly:

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