The Australian Society of Archivists is pleased to announce that the new Records Retention & Disposal Schedule for Non-Government Schools, 2nd Edition (RRDS) is now available for purchase.
It is ideal for those who work with risk management, compliance requirements, records management and archives within non-government schools, and will promote good governance in your organisation, enable a pathway for compliance administration and organisational accountability.
The RRDS is structured and numbered in a hierarchical way, under high-level functions typical of all schools with recommended minimum retention periods. Editable columns are included to allow flexibility in customising the content to suit each school’s context. Common school activity and function related records are covered by the new schedule along with recommended minimum retention periods for temporary records and recommendations for those that are required for permanent retention.
The RRDS applies to:
- Early childhood learning
- Primary education
- Secondary education
- Special education
- International Baccalaureate programs
A workshop has been organised for South Australia on 9th August as an initial phase for the launch of the new schedule. Participants will receive an overview of the principles and influences behind the RRDS, instructions on format and use of the RRDS, a model for dealing with student and staff records, exercises in using the schedule, and discuss challenges and opportunities for recordkeeping improvements. Spaces at workshops will be limited to a maximum of 20 attendees so please book early.
The schedule is available as a digital download, or as a package including the digital download PLUS a workshop. The workshop can also be booked as a workshop only. For detailed instructions on how to order your copy of the updated schedule and/or register for a workshop please their website at this link.