Notice of Destruction of SPED Records

Notice of Destruction of SPED Records
Posted on 02/04/2019

In accordance with the state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this is to inform you of our intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services maintained in your student’s school special education records.

Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students: Special Education records which have been collected by the Carlsbad Municipal School District 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 five years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

The Carlsbad Municipal School District will be destroying the unclaimed Special Education records for students who exited Special Education Services in this district between 2010 and 2013 on or after February 28, 2019.  If no student, parent or guardian responds to this public notice, the school district will assume consent to destroy all Special Education records specific to the student.

Please be advised that the records may be needed by the student or the parent(s) for social security benefits or other purposes.

The district may maintain a permanent record, without time limitation of a student’s name, address and phone number, his/her grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed.

To request student records or for more information, please contact the Special Education Department of Carlsbad Municipal Schools at 575-234-3320.