Section 2000 Administration
- 2110 Administration Management Positions
- 2240 Retention of Electronic Records and Information
- 2270 Sex Offender Notification - See # 1380
- 2280 Uniform Treatment of Recruiters
- 2300 Holds on the Destruction of Electronic Information and Paper Records
#2110 Administration Positions
All administration and supervisory positions in the Madison Public Schools shall be established by the Madison Board of Education in accordance with Board guidelines, State law, and district goals.
The Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, shall consider the establishment of such positions in sufficient number and with specific purpose to provide for the effective management and structure of the school system.
The Superintendent shall recommend a qualified individual for appointment by the Board to administration positions. All administration personnel shall be evaluated annually by the appropriate Administrator. A current and comprehensive set of job descriptions and evaluations for all administration and supervisory positions in the Madison Public Schools shall be maintained by the Superintendent.
Administration positions are defined as leadership positions requiring an Intermediate Administrator Certification (092) and/or COAT (Central Office Administrative Team) positions who are employed by the Madison Board of Education.
Date Adopted: September 19, 1991
Date Revised: June 8, 2021
#2240 Retention of Electronic Records and Information
(formerly Education Data / Records Retention)
The Madison Board of Education (the “Board”) complies with all state and federal laws and regulations regarding the retention, storage and destruction of electronic information and records. The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for developing and implementing administrative regulations concerning the retention, storage, and destruction of electronic information and the dissemination of such administrative regulations to all school officials, employees, and individuals granted access to the computer systems and/or networks of the Madison Public Schools (the “District”) and/or who send electronic messages as part of their work for the District. Collectively, all individuals granted access to the District’s computer systems are referred to as the “Users”.
Use of Electronic Messages and Electronic Communications
The Board has installed computers and a computer network(s), including Internet access and electronic messaging systems, on Board premises and may provide other electronic devices that can have the ability to send and receive messages with an operating system or network communication framework. Devices include but are not limited to personal computing devices, cellular phones, Smartphones, network access devices, radios, personal cassette players, CD players, tablets, walkie-talkies, personal gaming systems, Bluetooth speakers, personal data assistants, and other electronic signaling devices. Electronic messaging systems include mobile, chat, and instant message; cloud collaboration platforms, including internal chat, peer-to-peer messaging systems, and draft email message transfer; and products that have the ability to create duration-based or subjective removal of content, such as Snapchat, and security focused platforms, such as Signal. The Board’s computers, computer networks, electronic devices, Internet access and electronic messaging systems are collectively referred to as "the computer systems" and are provided in order to enhance both the educational opportunities for our students and the business operations of the district.
Electronic messages sent by users as part of their work and/or by using the district’s computer systems and/or network(s) are not private communications and are potentially subject to disclosure, regardless of whether the messages are sent using personal devices or the District’s computer systems. Users must understand that the Board has reserved the right to conduct monitoring of the District’s computer systems and may do so despite the assignment to individual users of passwords for system security. Any password systems implemented by the District are designed solely to provide system security from unauthorized users, not to provide privacy to the individual system user.
The system's security aspects, message delete function and personal passwords may be bypassed for monitoring purposes. Therefore, users must be aware that they should not have any expectation of personal privacy in the use of these computer systems. This provision applies to any and all uses of the District’s computer systems, including any incidental personal use permitted in accordance with the Board’s policy and regulations regarding computer use by users.
Any retained messages may be retrieved as part of routine monitoring by the Board, an employee investigation, a search for documents pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request, or a formal discovery process as part of litigation. Users should bear in mind that electronic messages may be retained at different locations within the computer network and that these messages are subject to retrieval, regardless of whether the User has deleted such messages from User’s account. Consequently, users should use discretion when using computers or other electronic technology to send, record or retain electronic messages and information.
Retention of Electronically Stored Information
Electronically stored information on District computers or electronic communication systems shall be retained only as long as necessary. The same record retention policy that applies to paper records applies to electronically stored information, including Electronic messages. Therefore, like paper records, the content and function of an electronic record, including electronic messages, determines the retention period for that document. The District will comply with all of the minimum standards set forth in the Municipal Records Retention Schedules, as issued by the Office of the Public Records Administrator for the State of Connecticut.
In addition to the retention guidelines established by the Board and used by District officials and employees, all District officials and employees have a duty to preserve all records and electronic information, including records and electronic information that might otherwise be deleted or destroyed, that relate to any matter that is currently in litigation or may be anticipated to involve future litigation.
Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 1-200(5); 1-211; 1-213(b)(3)
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 7-109
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 11-8 et seq.
General Letters 96-2 and 2009-2 of the Public Records Administrator
Public Records Policy 01, Digital Imaging, of the Public Records Administrator
Record Retention Schedules Towns, Municipalities and Boards of Education
Connecticut State Library, Office of the Public Records Administrator, Authorization for Disposal of Original (Non-Permanent) Paper Records Stored as Digital Images, Form RC-075.1 (revised 12/2021)
Frequently Asked Questions about E-mail, CT Public Records Administrator, available at https://ctstatelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/EmailGuidelines.pdf .
Date of Adoption: April 6, 2021
Date of Revision: October 12, 2021
Date of Revision: January 24, 2023
#2280 Uniform Treatment of Recruiters
Subject to the provisions of law, all recruiters, including commercial, military and nonmilitary concerns, recruiters representing institutions of higher education, and prospective employers shall be provided equal opportunities of access to students enrolled in the district's secondary school[s].
Except as provided below, military recruiters and institutions of higher education shall, upon request, be given access to the names, addresses and telephone numbers of secondary school students.
On an annual basis, the school district will notify parents of secondary school students of their right to object to the disclosure of the student's name, address and telephone number to military recruiters or to an institution of higher education. If a secondary school student or the parent of a secondary school student objects in writing to the disclosure of a student's name, address or telephone number to a military recruiter or an institution of higher education, then the district shall not disclose the student's name, address or telephone number to a military recruiter or an institution of higher education. The objection shall remain in force until the district re-issues the annual notification referenced above, after which time the parents and/or secondary school student must inform the school district in writing again of their objection to the disclosure of the information described above.
- Conn. Gen. Stat. §10-221b Boards of education to establish written uniform policy re treatment of recruiters
- Every Student Succeeds Act § 8025, 20 U.S.C. § 7908 Armed Forces recruiter access to students and student recruiting information
- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 § 544, 10 U.S.C. § 503
Enlistments: recruiting campaigns; compilation of directory information
Date of Adoption: April 6, 2021
#2300 Holds on the Destruction of Electronic Information and Paper Records
The Board of Education (the “Board”) complies with all state and federal regulations regarding the retention, storage and destruction of electronic information and paper records. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall be responsible for implementing administrative regulations concerning the placing of a “hold” on electronic information and paper records that may reasonably be anticipated to be subject to discovery in the course of litigation.
All school officials and employees have a duty to preserve all paper records and electronic information, including records and electronic information that might otherwise be deleted or destroyed, that relate to any matter that is currently in litigation or may be anticipated to involve future litigation.
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall be responsible for developing and implementing administrative regulations to preserve records, including e-mails and electronically stored information, that could potentially be related to any matter that is currently in litigation or may be anticipated to result in future litigation. Such regulations shall identify those individuals responsible for identifying those matters for which records must be preserved as well as developing procedures, with the help of technical staff, for the preservation of electronically stored information.
Rules 34 and 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
General Letter 2009-2 of the Public Records Administrator Record Retention
Schedules Towns, Municipalities and Boards of Education
Date of Adoption: April 6, 2021