Destruction of Records
“According to the Alabama Administrative Code r.290-8-9-8 (2) (h) an education agency must retain a copy of records for five (5) years after the termination of the special education program for which they were used. At the end of the five (5) year retention period, the education agency shall provide written notice to parents to inform them that the special education records are no longer needed and will be destroyed.
This serves as notice that the destruction of special education and gifted records belonging to students, regardless of age, who have not received special education or gifted services in the Tuscaloosa City School system for five (5) or more years, will take place summer 2019. Legal guardian, or former student if age 19 or older, must pick up the records at the central office located at 1210 21st Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL, or notify the Tuscaloosa City Schools.