Student Records Policy and Special Education
State regulations have been adopted regarding the retention and destruction of student records, including special education records. It is the policy of the Lunenburg Public Schools to comply with all state and federal statutes and regulations regarding student records. Special education records are considered by state regulation to be part of a student’s temporary record. The temporary record contains the majority of the information maintained by the school about the student. The information may include such data as standardized test results, class rank, Individualized Educational Programs (IEP’s), student progress reports, assessment/evaluation reports, extracurricular activities, and comments by teachers, counselors and other school staff. By state regulation, the temporary record must be kept by the school district for a period not exceeding seven (7) years after the student graduates, transfers or withdraws from the district. Before the records are destroyed, the parent and student will be notified and have an opportunity to receive a copy of any information before its destruction.