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Confidential Records Relating to Security Procedure and Emergency Preparedness in the Schools

Iowa law requires that all public schools develop and maintain a high-quality emergency operations plan. Records containing District security procedures and/or emergency preparedness information are considered confidential records under Iowa Code Section 22.7, if disclosure could reasonably be expected to jeopardize students, employees, visitors, systems, or property. The records or class of records which are covered by this Iowa Code provision include, but are not limited to, records containing information directly related to vulnerability assessments; information relating to security measures; emergency response protocols; security codes and combinations, passwords, keys, and records containing information that, if disclosed, would significantly increase the vulnerability of attack to the critical systems or infrastructures of the District.

Iowa law requires that at least once per school year an emergency operations drill based on the emergency operations plan be conducted in each individual school building in which students are educated.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 22.7(50); 21.4; Chapter 22 §§ 291.6, 280.30

  • Approved: 11-17-06
  • Reviewed: 04-11-11
  • Revised: 08-22-16, 05-14-18
  • Reviewed: 02-14-2022
  • Documents: 1008.1

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