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Classification of Records.   

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(a) Prior Year Records. Before January 1, the district superintendent (or a person designated by the district not employing a superintendent) shall review documents and papers originating during the prior school year and classify them as Class 1-Permanent, Class 2 Optional, or Class 3-Disposable.

(b) Continuing Records. Records of a continuing nature, i.e., active and useful for administrative, legal, fiscal, or other purposes over a period of years, shall not be classified until such usefulness has ceased. A pupil's cumulative record, if not transferred, is a continuing record until the pupil ceases to be enrolled in the district.

(c) Microfilm Copy. Whenever an original record is photographed, microphotographed, or otherwise reproduced on film, the copy thus made is hereby classified as Class 1-Permanent. The original record, unless classified as Class 2-Optional, may be classified as Class 3-Disposable and may then be destroyed in accordance with this chapter if the following conditions have been met:

(1) The reproduction was accurate in detail and on film of a type approved for permanent, photographic records by the United States Bureau of Standards.

(2) The superintendent has attached to or incorporated in the microfilm copy his signed and dated certification of compliance with the provisions of Section 1531 of the Evidence Code.

(3) The microfilm copy was placed in a conveniently accessible file, and provision was made for preserving permanently, examining and using same.

(d) Any "historical inventory of equipment" shall be a continuing record as provided in subdivision (b) and shall not be subject to classification for retention or destruction until the inventory is superseded or until the equipment is removed from district ownership.

Authority Cited:

Education Code 35253


Education Code 35168

Education Code 35254

(Amended by Register 83, No. 51.)