Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Certain sections of Michigan law as well as the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requires that public school districts and intermediate school districts throughout the state make certain general and financial information available to the public.
In this section of the website, Eaton ISD will make information available to our community that is required by law and by MDE policy. In addition, we will post any other information which we feel may be useful to the public.
Public Act 413 (Enrolled House Bill 5475), which was passed in 2004, amended the Revised School Code by adding section 620, which requires each intermediate school district (ISD) to include certain information on its website by December 31. Eaton ISD will actively gather this information following the final accounting report and will post it prior to the state deadline, if possible.
By law, certain information which is recorded and kept by Eaton ISD is private and cannot be disseminated to the public to protect the rights of individuals. The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has over two dozen exemptions to releasing information including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (primarily student records) and, in certain occasions, things such as a student's academic transcripts.
To learn more about the Federal Freedom of Information Act, go to: http://www.usdoj.gov/04foia/
To learn more about the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, go to: http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-17337_18160-51242--,00.html