School electronic records bill advanced

Schools would be allowed to keep records in electronic form under a bill given first-round approval April 29.

LB365, introduced by Sen. Roy Baker of Lincoln, would allow a school district or Educational Service Unit (ESU) to retain all books, papers, documents, reports, records and minutes of board meetings as electronic records.

Baker said the bill would clarify the ability of school districts and ESUs to comply with public records laws through electronic means. In addition, he said, it is easier to retrieve data in electronic form.

“[LB365] reflects the way that school districts operate,” Baker said. “Service units also are moving to a paperless era.”

The bill advanced on a 29-0 vote.

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