Public schools are considered government agencies and, in general, are subject to both state and federal government record management.
According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 34CFR300.573, school districts must notify parents when the information contained in their child’s special education records is no longer needed to provide public educational services to the child.
This is public notification to parents or eligible students (students who are of legal age except where guardianship or conservatorship has been established) of the special education department’s intent to destroy all special education records, except for archival information such as name, grades, attendance records, classes attended, grades completed and number of years completed for its own records based upon federal law for those students ages 24 and older.
Parents or eligible students have the right to request a copy of these records. Please contact the special education office at 931-433-7860 before June 1 if you wish to arrange for a copy.