Code No.: 902.1
EXAMINATION OF DISTRICT PUBLIC RECORDS
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 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except
for holidays and recesses.
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 practical,
depending on the nature of the request.
Persons may request copies of public records by telephone or in writing, including electronically. The school
district may require pre-payment of the costs prior to copy and mailing.
Persons wanting copies may be assessed a fee for the copy. Persons wanting compilation of information may be
assessed a fee for the time of the employee to compile the requested information. Printing of materials for the
public at the expense of the school district will only occur when the event is sponsored by the school district.
Pursuant to Iowa law, the board has determined certain records need to be confidential as their disclosure could
jeopardize the safety of persons or property and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Emergency preparedness procedures
Security codes and passwords
It is the responsibility of the board secretary to maintain accurate and current records of the school district. It is the
responsibility of the board secretary to respond in a timely manner to requests for viewing and receiving public
information of the school district.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 21.4; 22.7; 291.6 (2014).
1980 Op. Att’y Gen. 88.
1972 Op. Att’y Gen. 158.
1968 Op. Att’y Gen. 656.
Code No.: 902.1