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Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, and Eligible (Adult) Students:
We would like to inform you about the destruction of Special Education records collected by the School District. As per state and federal laws, these records, which pertain to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, and provision of Special Education in the District, are required to be maintained for a period of seven (7) years after the student's Special Education services have concluded. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, completes their educational program at age twenty-one (21), or moves from the District.
This notification serves as a reminder that these records will be destroyed in accordance with state and federal law unless the parent/guardian or adult student informs the District otherwise.
While the District no longer finds these records useful after seven (7) years, they may still be valuable to the parent/guardian or former student for purposes such as applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.
To request a copy of the records, the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may submit a written request or make an in-person request at the following address:
Director of Special Education & Pupil Services
Windber Area School District
2301 Graham Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
If submitting a written request, please ensure that your contact information is included to facilitate communication.
We encourage you to take the necessary steps to retain any records that may be beneficial to you or your child. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Director of Special Education & Pupil Services - Mrs. Korie Duryea at (814)467-4567 or at [email protected]