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The District will maintain personnel records on employees.  The records are important for the daily administration of the educational program, for implementing Board policy, for budget and financial planning, and for meeting state and federal requirements.

The records will include, but not be limited to, records necessary for the daily administration of the District, salary records, evaluations, application for employment, references, and other items needed to carry out Board policy.  Employee personnel files are District records and are considered confidential records and therefore are not generally open to public inspection or accessibility.  Only in certain limited instances, when the employee has given a signed consent, will employee personnel records be accessible to individuals other than the employee or authorized school officials.

Employees may have access to their personnel files and copy items from their personnel files at a time mutually agreed upon between the superintendent and the employee.  The District may charge a reasonable fee for each copy made.  However, employees will not be allowed access to the employment references written on behalf of the employee.  Board members will generally only have access to an employee’s file when it is necessary because of an employee related matter before the Board.

It will be the responsibility of the superintendent to keep employees’ personnel files current.   The Board Secretary will be the custodian of employee records.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations for the implementation of this policy.

Legal Reference:

Iowa Code chs. 20; 21; 22; 91B (2003).

Cross Reference:

402.1 Release of Credit Information

403 Employees’ Health and Well‐Being

708 Care, Maintenance and Disposal of School District Records

Approved: May 4, 1990

Reviewed: February 26, 2001

Revised: October 14, 2013