School student records are confidential and information from them shall not be released other than as provided by law. A school student record is any writing or other recorded information concerning a student and by which a student may be identified individually that is maintained by a school or at its direction or by a school employee, regardless of how or where the information is stored, except for certain records kept in a staff memberís sole possession; records maintained by law enforcement, security, or safety reasons or purposes; and electronic recordings made on school buses. †
State and federal law grants students and parents/guardians certain rights, including the right to inspect, copy, and challenge school records. †The information contained in school student records shall be kept current, accurate, clear, and relevant. †All information maintained concerning a student receiving special education services shall be directly related to the provision of services to that child. The District may release directory information as permitted by law, but a parent/guardian shall have the right to object to the release of information regarding his or her child. However, the District will comply with an ex parte court order requiring it to permit the U.S. Attorney General or designee to have access to a studentís school records without notice to, or the consent of, the studentís parent/guardian.
The Superintendent shall fully implement this policy and designate an official records custodian for each school who shall maintain and protect the confidentiality of school student records shall inform staff members of this policy, and inform students and their parents/guardians of their rights regarding †school student records.
Student Biometric Information Collection
The Superintendent or designee may recommend a student biometric information collection system solely for the purposes of identification and fraud prevention. Such recommendation shall be consistent with budget requirements and in compliance with State law. †Biometric information means any information that is collected through an identification process for individuals based on their unique behavioral or physiological characteristics, including fingerprint, hand geometry, voice, or facial recognition or iris or retinal scans.
Before collecting student biometric information, the District shall obtain written permission from the person having legal custody †or the student (if over the age of 18). Upon a studentís 18th birthday, the District shall obtain written permission from the student to collect student biometric information. Failure to provide written consent to collect biometric information shall not be the basis for refusal of any services otherwise available to a student.
All collected biometric information shall be stored and
transmitted in a manner that protects it from disclosure.
The District will discontinue use of a studentís biometric information and destroy all collected biometric information within 30 days after: †(1) the student graduates or withdraws from the School District, or (2) the District receives a written request to discontinue use of biometric information from the person having legal custody of the student or the student (if over the age of 18). Requests to discontinue using a studentís biometric information shall be forwarded to the Superintendent or designee.
The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures to implement this policy consistent with State and federal law.
LEGAL REF.:†††††††† Chicago
Tribune Co. v.
Owasso I.S.D. No. I-011 v. Falvo, 122 S.Ct. 934 (2002).
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. ß1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99.
Childrenís Privacy Protection and Parental Empowerment Act, 325 ILCS 17.
105 ILCS 5/10-20.21b, 20.37, 20.40, 5/14-1.01 et seq., and 10.
50 ILCS 205/7.
23 Ill.Admin.Code Parts 226 and 375.
CROSS REF.:†††††††† 5:100 (Staff Development Program), 5:130 (Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information), 7:15 (Student and Family Privacy Rights), 7:220 (Bus Conduct)
ADMIN PROC.:†††† 7:15-E (Notification to Parents of Family Privacy Rights), 7:340 (AP1 (School Student Records), 7:340 AP1, E1 (Notice to Parents/Gaurdians and Students of Their Rights Concerning a Studentís School Records), 7:340-AP1, E3 (Letter to Parents Concerning Military Recruiters and Postsecondary Institutions Receiving Student Directory Information), 7:340-AP2 (Storage and Destruction of School Student Records), 7:340-AP2, E1 (Schedule for Destruction of School Student Records)
Revised:† May 2012