Special Education Records

  • Special Education Records

    Special education records are student records that relate to identification, evaluation, or placement of, or the provision of a free and appropriate public education to, a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Special education records include the report of the multidisciplinary staffing conference on which placement or non-placement was based, and all records and audio recordings in any format relating to special education placement hearings and appeals. A student’s special education records and other information contained in the student’s temporary records may be of continued assistance when the student graduates or permanently withdraws from the District. The special education records and other temporary records may include individualized education plans (IEPs), reports of psychological and other evaluations of the student, disciplinary information, aptitude/intelligence test scores, and/or other information that may be useful for future educational planning for the student and/or for the provision of vocational, health, mental health, educational, or other services to the student. 

    After 5 years of the student’s graduation or permanent withdrawal from the District, special education records may be transferred to the custody of the parent/guardian or student if the parent’s rights have transferred to the student. A parent/guardian or student may request a transfer of the temporary records at any time prior to their destruction by contacting the District’s Official Records Custodian.