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A. Except as set forth in subsection B of this section, public educational institutions and their employees may keep confidential:
1. Individual student records;
2. Teacher lesson plans, tests and other teaching material; and
3. Personal communications concerning individual students.
B. If kept, statistical information not identified with a particular student and directory information shall be open for inspection and copying. “Directory information” includes a student’s name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended by the student. Any educational agency or institution making public directory information shall give public notice of the categories of information which it has designated as directory information with respect to each student attending the institution or agency and shall allow a reasonable period of time after the notice has been given for a parent to inform the institution or agency that any or all of the information designated should not be released without prior consent of the parent or guardian or the student if the student is eighteen (18) years of age or older.
C. A public school district may release individual student records for the current or previous school year to a school district at which the student was previously enrolled for purposes of evaluating educational programs and school effectiveness.
Laws 1985, SB 276, c. 355, § 16, eff. November 1, 1985; Amended by Laws 1986, SB 371, c. 116, § 1, emerg. eff. April 9, 1986; Amended by Laws 2003, HB 1646, c. 430, § 1, emerg. eff. July 1, 2003 (superseded document available).