Destruction of Special Education Records
Notice is hereby given that Enterprise City Schools Special Education Department intends to destroy special education records of former students who graduated, completed their school program, transferred, or withdrew from Enterprise City Schools prior to the 2014-2015 school year. Any former student who has reached 18 years of age may review and/or receive a copy of these records by contacting the Special Education Department by January 8th, 2021. According to federal law, parents and guardians lose their right to review or obtain these records when their child (the student) reaches 18 years of age or starts attending a postsecondary institution, whichever occurs first. However, a parent of a child with a disability who is 18 years of age or older may retain parental rights, provided that the child has been determined to be legally incompetent or legally incapacitated.
In accordance with federal and state laws, special education records are maintained for five years after the student exits the special education program, graduates, transfers, or withdraws from Enterprise City Schools. In accordance with State of Alabama Special Education guidelines, special education records that are not claimed by January 8th, 2021, will be destroyed. A written request for records may be sent to Julie Hodge in the Special Projects Center. Please include the student's name, birth date, date of graduation or date last attended on the request.
Please allow at least two weeks for the preparation of records and be prepared to present a government issued photo ID for release of records.