El Dorado Union HSD | BP 4119.23 Personnel
Unauthorized Release Of Confidential/Privileged Information
The Governing Board recognizes the importance of keeping confidential information confidential. Staff shall maintain the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of their employment. Confidential/privileged information shall be released only to the extent authorized by law.
Disclosure of Closed Session Information
An employee shall not disclose confidential information acquired by being present during a closed session to a person not entitled to received such information, unless the Board authorizes disclosure of that information. (Government Code 54963)
Confidential information means a communication made in a closed session that is specifically related to the basis for the Board to meet lawfully in closed session. (Government 54963)
(cf. 9011 - Disclosure of Confidential/Privileged Information)
(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)
Any employee who willfully discloses confidential information acquired during a closed session may be subject to disciplinary action if he/she has received training or notice as to the requirements of this policy. (Government Code 54963)
(cf. 4118 - Suspension / Disciplinary Action)
(cf. 4218 - Dismissal / Suspension / Disciplinary Action)
The Superintendent or designee shall provide all employees who attend closed session a copy of this policy. New employees who may attend closed sessions shall also receive a copy of this policy.
The district shall not take disciplinary action against any employee for disclosing confidential information acquired in a closed session, nor shall the disclosure be considered a violation of the law or Board policy, when the employee is: (Government Code 54963)
1. Making a confidential inquiry or complaint to a district attorney or grand jury concerning a perceived violation of law, including disclosing facts necessary to establish the illegality or potential illegality of a Board action that has been the subject of deliberation during a closed session.
(cf. 4119 4219.1/4319.1 - Civil and Legal Rights)
2. Expressing an opinion concerning the propriety or legality of Board action in closed session including disclosure of the nature and extent of the illegal or potentially illegal action
3. Disclosing information that is not confidential
Any employee who willfully releases confidential/privileged information about the district, students, or staff shall be subject to disciplinary action.
No employee shall disclose confidential information acquired in the course of his/her official duties. Confidential information includes information that is not a public record subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, information that by law may not be disclosed, or information that may have material financial effect on the employee.
(cf. 4112.62/4212.62/4312.62 - Maintenance of Criminal Offender Records)
(cf. 4143/4243 - Negotiations / Consultation)
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)
(cf. 5125.1 - Release of Directory Information)
(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)
(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance / Counseling Services)
35010 Control of district; prescription and enforcement of rules
35146 Closed sessions
35160 Authority of governing boards
44031 Personnel file contents and inspection
44932 Grounds for dismissal of permanent employees
44933 Other grounds for dismissal
45113 Rules and regulations for classified service
1098 Public officials and employees: confidential information
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 10, 1999 Placerville, California
revised: September 12, 2006