Section 230.331, Florida Statutes 2001
230.331 Reproduction and destruction of district school records.--
(1) The purpose of this section is to reduce the present space required by the district school systems for the storage of their records and to permit the superintendent to administer the affairs of the district school system more efficiently.
(2) After complying with the provisions of s. 257.37, the superintendent is authorized to photograph, microphotograph, or reproduce documents, records, data, and information of a permanent character which in his or her discretion he or she may select, and the superintendent is authorized to destroy any of the said documents after they have been reproduced and after audit of the superintendent's office has been completed for the period embracing the dates of said instruments. Information made in compliance with the provisions of this section shall have the same force and effect as the originals thereof would have, and shall be treated as originals for the purpose of their admissibility in evidence. Duly certified or authenticated reproductions shall be admitted in evidence equally with the originals.
(3) After complying with the provisions of s. 257.37, the superintendent is authorized, in his or her discretion, to destroy general correspondence which is over 3 years old and other records, papers, and documents over 3 years old which do not serve as part of an agreement or understanding nor have value as permanent records.
History.--ss. 1-3, ch. 57-378; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 47, ch. 72-221; s. 59, ch. 91-45; s. 1238, ch. 95-147; s. 14, ch. 97-190.