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Classification of Records.   

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(a) The governing board of each Community College district shall establish an annual procedure by which the chief executive officer, or other designee shall review documents and papers received or produced during the prior academic year and classify them as Class 1-Permanent, Class 2-Optional, or Class 3-Disposable.

(b) All records not classified prior to July 1, 1976, are subject to the same review and classification as in (a). If such records are three or more years old and classified as Class 3-Disposable, they may be destroyed without further delay, but in accordance with article 3.

(c) Records originating during a current academic year shall not be classified during that year.

(d) 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.

(e) Whenever an original Class 1-Permanent record is photographed, microphotographed, or otherwise reproduced on film or electronically, 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.

(2) The chief executive officer, or other designee, has attached to or incorporated in the copy or system a signed and dated certification of compliance with the provisions of section 1531 of the Evidence Code, stating in substance that the copy is a correct copy of the original, or a specified part thereof, as the case may be.

(3) The copy was placed in an accessible location and provision was made for preserving permanently, examining and using same.

(4) In addition, if the record is photographed or microfilmed, the reproduction must be on film of a type approved for permanent, photographic records by the United States Bureau of Standards.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901


Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901

Evidence Code 1531

(Amended by Register 2001, No. 41)