Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records


To Whom It May Concern:

Special education records which have been collected by the Winona-Montgomery Consolidated School District (WMCSD) 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/her education program at age 21, or moves from the District.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of the WMCSD’s intent to destroy the special education records of students who were last eligible to receive special education services from WMCSD during the 2016-2017 school year. The records will be destroyed beginning in January of 2023. These records will be destroyed in accordance with State law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the District otherwise.

After five years, the records are no longer useful to the District, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, or college entrance.

The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing to or in writing or in person at the following address:

WMCSD Support Services

419 College Street

Winona, MS 38967