SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS
Posted on 05/09/2019
DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

PUBLIC NOTICE 
DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS


In compliance with the Georgia Records Act, the Gilmer County School District’s records retention schedule, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations on destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free and appropriate public education of students with disabilities in the District’s schools, the Special Education Department announces its intention to destroy special education records as indicated below after the following date:  July 1, 2019. 

Records on students who were enrolled in a special education program in the District’s schools who were born before December 31, 1996 and were twenty-two (22) years of age or older as of December 31, 2018 are no longer needed for educational purposes.

A student or parent may need these records for Social Security or other reasons.  If you, as a former special education student or parent of a former special education student, wish to obtain these records prior to destruction, you should contact the Special Education Records Department at the Board of Education office at 134 Industrial Boulevard, Ellijay, GA, 30540.  Positive identification will be required before the records will be released to the individual.

For more information, contact the Special Education Records Department at 706-276-5000 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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