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Destruction of Special Education Records

Notice is hereby given that South Kitsap School District Special Services Department intends to destroy the special education records of students that have exited from all special education programs prior to and during this 2022-2023 school year beginning August 1, 2029.

In accordance with WAC 392-172A-05235 and RCW 28A.155.090 and U.S.C. 1400, South Kitsap School District is hereby notifying any student, or former student that has reached 18 years of age or legal guardian of said student, that they may review and or receive the records by contacting the Special Programs office at 360-443-3625.

In accordance with state and federal laws, special education records are retained by South Kitsap School District for a minimum of 6 years past the time the student exits special education and/or separates from the district.  If no contact is made by the student or guardian in response to this bulletin, the school district will proceed to destroy all Special Education records of students that have exited Special Education Programs prior to and during the 2022-2023 school year, on or after August 1, 2029.

WAC 392-172A-05235 Destruction of educational records. 

(1) Each school district shall inform parents and adult students when personal­ly identifiable information collected, maintained, or used in compli­ance with this chapter is no longer needed to provide educational services to the student, or is no longer required to be retained under state or federal law. State procedures for school district records re­tention are published by the secretary of state, division of archives and records management, and specify the length of time that education records must be retained. 

(2) The information shall thereafter be destroyed at the request of the parent or adult student. However, a permanent record of a stu­dent's name, address, and phone number, his or her grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed and year completed may be maintained without time limitation.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, § 392-172A-05235, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07

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