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Policy 5260

Personnel Records

The district shall organize, compile and maintain personnel records and files for each staff member of the district which shall be kept secure under the authority of the superintendent. The contents of the files shall be available to the superintendent and to those staff authorized by the superintendent to organize, compile and maintain the personnel files. Staff members who have access to the files shall be required to maintain the confidentiality of the files and their contents.

A certificated or classified staff member shall be permitted, during normal district business hours, to review the contents of his/her personnel file in the presence of an authorized staff member.

A staff member annually may petition that the superintendent review all information in the staff member’s personnel file(s) that is regularly maintained by the district as a part of his business records or is subject to reference for information given to persons outside of the district. The superintendent shall determine if there is any irrelevant or erroneous information in the file(s), and shall remove all such information from the file(s). If a staff member does not agree with the superintendent’s determination, the staff member may at his or her request have placed in the staff member’s personnel file a statement containing a rebuttal or correction.

Cross Reference:
Board Policy 4040 Public Access to District Records

Legal References:
RCW 28A.405.250 Certificated employees, applicants for certificated position, not to be discriminated against–Right to inspect personnel file
42.56.230(2) Certain personal and other records exempt (from public inspection)
49.12.240-260 Employee inspection of personnel file



La Center School District Adopted: September 25th, 2007