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Local Operating Guidelines

Destruction of Special Education Records


Special Education records, which are not required to be retained permanently (as outlined in the Records Procedure), will be destroyed after seven years from the date of "cessation of services" to the student. "Cessation of services" in regard to destruction of special education records is defined as:

  • a student who has graduated or
  • a student who has withdrawn from the district.

A public notice of such destruction will be printed each year in the local newspaper. Parents/adult students/guardians are encouraged to retain copies of current data (the last comprehensive assessment, the last ARD document, etc.) in case such documents will be needed for other purposes or by other agencies.