Destruction of Special Education Records

Public Notice Regarding Destruction of Special Education Records 

Notice is hereby given that Rochester 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 2023-2024 school year beginning August 1, 2030. Please reference the chart below for destruction of records for students who have exited during previous school years.

In accordance with WAC 392-172A-05235 and RCW 28A.155.090 and U.S.C. 1400, Rochester 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) 273-6522.

In accordance with state and federal laws, special education records are retained by Rochester School District for a minimum of six (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 2023-24 school year, on or after August 1, 2030.

                        Exit from RSD                                              Records
         Special Education Program                      Destroyed Starting
                   2019-2020 school year*                                      August 1, 2026
                    2020-2021 School Year                                        August 1, 2027
                    2021-2022 School Year                                        August 1, 2028
                    2022-2023 School Year                                        August 1, 2029
                    2023-2024 School Year                                        August 1, 2030
                    *and previous years' records that have not yet been destroyed