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District records are housed in the central administration office of the District.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent and Board Secretary to oversee the maintenance and accuracy of the records.  The following records are kept and preserved according to the schedule below.

Secretary’s financial records Permanently
Treasurer’s financial records Permanently
Open meeting minutes of the Board of Directors Permanently
Annual audit reports Permanently
Annual budget Permanently
Permanent record of individual pupil Permanently
School election results Permanently
Real property records (e.g., deeds, abstracts) Permanently
Records of payment of judgments against the school district 20 years
Bonds and bond coupons  11 years after maturity, cancellation, transfer, redemption, and/or replacement
Written contracts  10 years
Cancelled warrants, check stubs, bank statements, bills, invoices, and related record  5 years
Recordings and minutes of closed meetings  1 year
Program grants As determined by the grant
Nonpayroll personnel records  10 years after leaving district
Employment applications  2 years
Payroll records  3 years
School meal programs accounts/records 3 years after submission of the final claim for reimbursement

In the event that any federal or state agency requires a record be retained for a period of time longer than that listed above for audit purposes or otherwise, the record shall be retained beyond the listed period as long as is required for the resolution of the issue by the federal or state agency.

Employees’ records are housed in the central administration office of the District.  The employees’ records are maintained by the superintendent, the building administrator, the employee’s immediate supervisor, and the Board Secretary.

An inventory of the furniture, equipment, and other non‐consumable items other than real property of the District is conducted annually under the supervision of the superintendent.  This report is filed with the Board Secretary.

The permanent and cumulative records of students currently enrolled in the District are housed in the central administration office of the attendance center where the student attends.  Permanent records shall be housed in a fire resistant safe or vault or electronically with a secure backup file.  The building administrator is responsible for keeping these records current.  Permanent records of students who have graduated or are no longer enrolled in the District are housed in the central administrative office and will be retained permanently.  These records will be maintained by the superintendent or Board Secretary.  Special education records shall be maintained in accordance with law.

The superintendent or Board Secretary may digitize or otherwise electronically retain District records and may destroy paper copies of the records.  An electronic record which accurately reflects the information set forth in the paper record after it was first generated in its final form as an electronic record, and which remains accessible for later reference meets the same legal requirements for retention as the original paper record.

Approved: July 1, 1989

Reviewed: June 12, 2017

Revised: February 22, 2016