Access to Public Information (Board Policy 901.02)
The Board of Education recognizes the public’s right of access to information not of a confidential nature. Through its public relations program, the district intends to provide public information on pertinent topics in a timely manner, in accordance with law.
Public records of the school district may be viewed by the public during the regular business hours of the administration offices of the school district. These hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Persons wishing to view the school 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. Persons wanting copies may be assessed a fee for the time required for personnel to compile requested information as well as for copies of the documents. The school district may require pre-payment of the costs prior to compiling, copying, and mailing the records requested.
Pursuant to Iowa law, the Board has determined certain records containing information concerning security procedures or emergency preparedness information developed and maintained by the school district for the protection of students, employees, and visitors of the school district or property under the jurisdiction of the school district shall be confidential as their disclosure could reasonably be expected to jeopardize such persons or property. Such records include the following:
- Security or response plans or procedures
- Emergency preparedness or response procedures or protocols
- Evacuation procedures
- Security codes, combinations, passwords, and restricted area passes and/or keys
- Technology infrastructure and security documentation
- Technology security codes and passwords
- Vulnerability assessments
- Records that if disclosed would significantly increase the vulnerability of critical physical systems or infrastructures of the school district to attack