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Public Data Requests

The Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) presumes that all government data are public unless a state or federal law says the data are not public. Government data is a term that means all recorded information a government entity has, including paper and electronic media.

The Data Practices Act also provides that South Washington County Schools (District 833) must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you, as a member of the public, to access public data. You have the right to look at (inspect), free of charge, all public data that we keep. You also have the right to get copies of public data. The Data Practices Act allows us to charge for copies. You have the right to look at data, free of charge, before deciding to request copies.


Denial of Release of Information/Photography/Internet Access Opt-Out

The district’s policy 515 relating to the protection and privacy of student records is in place to allow minimal information, as defined by the district in accordance with state statute, is available to the public. Should parents or the individual (18 or over) not want the information shared, this form must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Information or to the office of the school the student attends no later than Oct. 1 each school year.