Destruction of Special Education Records
Notice is hereby given that Eufaula City Schools Special Education Department intends to destroy special education records of former students with a birthdate of 1997 and who graduated, completed their school program, transferred, or withdrew from Eufaula City Schools.
Any former student who has reached 18 years of age may review and/or receive a copy of these records by contacting the Special Education Department by September 30, 2023.
According to federal law, parents and guardians lose their right to review or obtain these records when their child (the student) reaches 18 years of age or starts attending a postsecondary institution, whichever occurs first.
However, a parent of a child with a disability who is 18 years of age or older may retain parental rights, provided that the child has been determined to be legally incompetent or legally incapacitated.
In accordance with federal and state laws, special education records are maintained for five years after the student exits the special education program, graduates, transfers, or withdraws from Eufaula City Schools. In accordance with the State of Alabama Special Education guidelines, special education records that are not claimed by September 30, 2023, will be destroyed.
A written request for records may be sent to the contact below. Please include the student’s name, birth date, date of graduation or date last attended on the request.
Jan Bowen, Special Education Director
Eufaula City Schools
333 State Docks Road
Eufaula, AL 36027
Telephone: (334) 687-1100
Fax: (334) 687-1150
Please allow at least two weeks for the preparation of records and be prepared to present a government-issued photo ID for the release of records.