Information Regarding Special Education Files

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Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:

Northland Preparatory Academy will be destroying the unclaimed Special Education records for students who exited Special Education Services in this district by May 2013 on or after May 31, 2018. The district will be sending out letters of notification to parents/guardians or former students last known address. If you do not receive a letter and think that you might have records that would be available for claiming, please contact the Special Education Office.

Special Education records which have been collected by Northland Preparatory Academy 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, Special Education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Northland Preparatory Academy’s policy of destroying special education records upon the expiration of five years from the date that services end. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state and federal law unless the parent/guardian or adult student notifies Northland Preparatory Academy otherwise. After five years the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.

If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records and for any questions or more information, please contact Emily Linck, Special Education Director of Northland Preparatory Academy at 928-214-8776 ext. 106.