TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 2. TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES
PART XII. SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL FILES
17:1237 Access to files
A. No school employee shall be denied access to his personnel file. The contents of a school employee's personnel file shall not be divulged to third parties absent the express written consent of the school employee, except when ordered by a court or by subpoena, and no school system employee other than the personnel file custodian or the superintendent of schools for the system, or the designee of either who shall be a school system employee shall be allowed access to a school employee's personnel file without the school employee's express written consent, unless that employee is charged with the duty of supervising that particular school employee's performance. In the case that a personnel file should be accessed by the superintendent or someone designated by him, the employee whose file was so accessed shall receive written notice of the fact and the name and title of the person who was permitted access. All persons permitted access under this Section shall maintain the confidentiality of those documents in the file which are not matters of public record.
B. Any school employee requesting to see his personnel file shall be given access to his entire personnel file, including but not limited to all documents placed in the employee's file on or before September 1, 1987, except for any portion of the file maintained at his specific work site, at a single location, and within a reasonable time after making the request. Such an employee shall be given access to any portion of his personnel file maintained at his work site, including but not limited to all documents placed in the employee's file on or before September 1, 1987, at such site and at any reasonable time.
Added by Acts 1987, No. 174, § 1. Amended by Acts 2006, No. 300, § 1.