According to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act Section 13.02, data that is collected, created, received, maintained, and disseminated is categorized into one of three areas: (1) Public data which is accessible to anyone; (2) Private data which is accessible to a student/parent or any school employee with an "educational need to know;" and (3) Confidential data which isn't accessible to anyone without a court order!

Contact: John Lawrenz, B.S., L.S.W., L.S.S.W.