In Confidential Communications of Students Policy 207, the board directs school personnel to comply with all federal and state laws, regulations, and board policy concerning confidential communications of students. Information received in confidence from a student may be revealed to the student’s parent/guardian, building principal or other appropriate authority by the staff member who received the information when the health, welfare, or safety of the student or other persons clearly is in jeopardy.
The use of a student's confidential communications to school personnel in legal proceedings is governed by laws and regulations appropriate to the proceedings. In qualifying circumstances, a staff member may reveal confidential information to the building principal and other appropriate authorities. In qualifying circumstances, the building principal may reveal confidential information to a student's parent/guardian and other appropriate authorities, including law enforcement personnel.
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