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Record Retention

Record Retention

After a student leaves the Pelham School District, records shall be kept on file for three years.  However, the District shall retain a student's special education records until at least the student's 26th birthday, unless written consent to destroy the records is received from the parent or adult student. Certain records will be kept permanently in accord with federal and state law and regulation. The District shall maintain a copy of the last IEP that was in effect prior to the student's exit from special education until the student's 30th birthday.

If an adult student desires a copy of his or her special education records, he or she must contact the Office of the Superintendent of Schools to make an official request. Signed written requests are preferred. If a student chooses to request records by telephone, he or she will be required to pick the records up in person and sign to verify receipt of records.