Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

  • In accordance with 34 C.F.R 300.624, the federal regulation under IDEA: a) the public agency (Pennsbury School District) must inform parents when personally identifiable information is collected, maintained, or used under this part is no longer needed to provide education services to the child.
    Special Education Records related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district must be maintained under state and federal law for a period of at least 6 years from (creation of the record/6 years upon satisfactory evidence of a student's graduation, completion of the District's program, or the student reaches the age of 27). The District intends to destroy special education records pursuant to this 6-year requirement unless a parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the district prior to destruction. Any test protocols and other raw data related to an evaluation or reevaluation will no longer be relevant to the education of the child at the conclusion of the school term during which the testing is conducted, and therefore will be destroyed upon the end of the school year during which the evaluation occurred.  Special education records may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address prior to destruction:
    Pennsbury School District
    134 Yardley Ave. Fallsington, PA 19054
    If you have any questions or concerns, please email R. Anne Mason or call 215-428-4100 ext. 10011