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15-551 - Confidentiality of pupil's name; disciplinary hearing; civil penalty
15-551. Confidentiality of pupil's name; disciplinary hearing; civil penalty
A. The governing board and the state board of education shall keep confidential the name of a pupil involved in a hearing before either board regarding the dismissal or discipline of a school district employee or an action on a certificate. The board shall not disclose the pupil's name without the consent of the pupil's parent or guardian except by order of the superior court. This section does not prevent either board from disclosing the pupil's name to any party to the hearing.
B. The board shall take a pupil's testimony in executive session. The pupil shall be referred to by a fictitious name during any public portions of the hearing. The pupil's name and testimony are not subject to inspection pursuant to title 39, chapter 1, article 2.
C. A person who participates in a hearing described in subsection A shall keep confidential the name of any pupil involved in the hearing. The county attorney may enforce a civil penalty of five hundred dollars against a person who violates this subsection.
D. The state board shall adopt rules for the implementation of this section.