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Notice: Destruction of Special Education Student Records

Windham Central Supervisory Union
Townshend, VT

Individual student special education records which have been collected by the Windham Central Supervisory Union 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 to 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 the Windham Central Supervisory Union’s  intent to destroy the special education records effective August 25, 2013 of students who are no longer receiving special education services and whose birth year is between 1991 and 1995. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

After five to 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 contact the Special Education office at 802-365-9515 to make arrangements to pick up their records or you may contact us in writing at the following address:

Windham Central Supervisory Union, 1219 Vermont, Route 30, Townshend, Vermont 05353. Attn: Student Services.

Your request for the original file must be received by August 25, 2013. For more information call - 802-365-9515.