Notice of destruction of special education records 2013-2014
Special education records which have been collected by the Channelview Independent 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. A special education student’s services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates or completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.
State law prohibits the destruction of any record if the subject matter of record is known by the custodian to be in litigation, if it is subject to a pending Open Records request, if there is an outstanding request to inspect the information under the Family Education Rights Privacy Act or if the record is subject to a pending audit or state granting agency.
This notification is to inform parents or adult students to CISD’s intent to destroy the special education records of students who received special education services in the past, and it has been five years since their most recent service has ended. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent or adult student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.
The parent or adult student may request a copy of the records at the following address: