School district to destroy special education records
June 1, 2017
In compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Douglas County School District will be destroying special education records of students who earned a standard high school diploma or reached the age of 22 at the end of the 2005-2006 school year.
Records on students who were enrolled in a special education program in the district's schools are maintained for 10 years after a student has earned a standard high school diploma or reached the age of 22.
Any former special education student who wishes to obtain their records prior to destruction should contact the Special Services Department, 1638 Mono Ave., Minden, at 265-5262, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positive picture ID will be required before the records will be released to the individual.
Certain records may be needed by the student, parent, or guardian for social security benefits or other purposes.
Parents of former special education students must have a release of information signed and dated by the student in order to obtain the records, unless the parent has legally retained guardianship of the former special education student. In that case, a copy of the guardianship papers is requested.
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All requests must be made by June 15. Destruction of the records will commence after July 1.