Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records 2

Request copies of records by Friday, March 25 , 2011


Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:

Special Education records which have been collected by the Saint Clair Area School District (SCASD) related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of seven years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of SCASD's intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of the 1988Ė1989 school year or prior years. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

After seven years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person prior to the seventh year after graduation at the following address:

227 South Mill Street

Saint Clair, PA  17970

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS POLICY PROVIDES RESIDENT STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS WITH NOTICE THAT THE DISTRICT MAY DESTROY RECORDS UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES AND TIMELINES:

Parents are reminded that copies of the records might be needed for the acquisition of Social Security benefits or for other purposes.