Collection of Student Records

In this section, you’ll find information regarding:

Boards of education (board) must take care to only collect or create information about students that is needed in order for the board to:

  • provide appropriate educational programming for students and
  • ensure that students are safe while in the care of the board.

This will include, but is not limited to, information about:

  • identification of the student such as name, age, etc.;
  • contact information for parents/guardians;
  • previous educational experiences;
  • disciplinary matters; and
  • medical and psychological information relating to or affecting educational matters.

Virtually all information contained in all student records or files maintained by any employee of a board will fall within the definition of personal records under LAFOIP (see section 23 for the definition of personal information).