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Destruction of Special Education Records

Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Farragut High School of Knox County Schools’ intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of the 2013-14 school year. Destruction will proceed where parents/guardians or eligible (adult) students have not requested copies by December 16, 2021.

Special Education records, which have been collected by Knox County Schools related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of the Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal law for a period of seven 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.

After seven (7) 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. With proof of identify, the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address:

Knox County Schools

Special Education Records

400 W. Summit Hill Drive

Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-594-1514

Fax: 865-594-1519

Email: spedrecords.fax@knoxschools.org

 

Requests for records must be received prior to December 16, 2021