Board Approves Public Record Policy

For Immediate Release: Oct. 19, 2021

Contact: Janson Silvers (336) 370-8307
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Board Approves Public Record Policy
The Board also sent four policies out for public comment

Greensboro, N.C. – After a 30-day public comment period, the Board of Education approved Policy 5070/7350: Public Records – Retention, Release and Disposition<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=280465&MID=9655>.

This policy defines what a public record is, instructs the Superintendent to designate a public records officer and includes various procedures for handling public records.

As part of an ongoing process in conjunction with the North Carolina School Boards Association to review and update all policies, the Board of Education also sent four additional revised policies out for public comment.

The policies are:

* 1320/3560 – Title I Parent and Family Engagement<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=280561&MID=9655> – This policy directs the district to continue engaging parents and family members with meaningful opportunities to become involved in programs.

* 4040/7310 – Staff-Student Relations<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=280562&MID=9655> – “Policy 4040/7310 – Staff-Student Relations” reiterates the expectation that all employees maintain the highest professional, moral and ethical standards in their interactions with students.

* 4125 – Homeless Students<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=280563&MID=9655> – This policy ensures the district is complying with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the North Carolina State Plan for Educating Homeless Children.

* 7410 – Teacher Contracts<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=280564&MID=9655> – “Policy 7410 – Teacher Contracts” recognizes the importance of establishing a clear contractual relationship with teachers employed by the district and ensures all contracts meet requirements of state law.

All four policies out for public comment are minor updates to existing policies and are part of the review process of all the GCS policies.

After a 30-day public comment period and consideration of any feedback, the revised policies will be voted on by the Board of Education.

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Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 50th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 70,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 9,800 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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