CHAPTER 89

(SB 16)

Board of Regents to provide information
to students in grades seven to twelve.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  provide that certain postsecondary school information be given to parents and guardians of students in middle schools and high schools.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

     Section  1.  That chapter 13-28 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:

     By November first each year, each school district shall provide a list of students by name in grades seven to twelve, inclusive, together with their mailing addresses, to the executive director of the Board of Regents. The board shall use the information to inform the parents and guardians of any such student in any public middle school and high school about the courses needed to prepare for postsecondary-level work and about the benefits of such preparation. However, no school district may forward the name of any student whose parent has directed that the school district not release directory information about the student. The board shall provide a format through which the information may be submitted.

     Section  2.  That chapter 13-53 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:

     The Board of Regents shall treat all information disclosed pursuant to this Act as confidential and subject to the same restrictions that apply to personally identifiable information involving any student enrolled in the universities or special schools.

     Signed February 14, 2002.
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