Notice of School District Special Education Records Destruction

Panther Families: This serves as your notice given in accordance with 34CFR 300.573, informing you that Lexington School District Three intends to destroy the special education records of all students who exited from any special education program with the birth year of 1990-1997.

Any student, or former student, who has reached the 18 years of age, may review and/or receive these records by contacting the Special Education Department at (803) 532-8005 and scheduling an appointment with Ginger Harmon (ext. 1007) within 45 days of this notice. Destruction of records will begin on August 3, 2023 and will continue thereafter.

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. However, a parent of a child with a disability who is 18 years or older may retain parental rights provided that the child has determined to be legally incompetent or legally incapacitated.

Once an appointment is scheduled, the record is held for review for 10 days after the appointment date. If an appointment is not kept or if the appointment is rescheduled, the file is kept for 10 days from the last scheduled appointment. Please bring proof of identity to the scheduled appointment.

If no student, parent, or guardian responds to this public notice 45 days from the date of this notice, the school district will take this as consent to destroy the entire record specific to the student.

The purpose of destruction is to protect the student from improper and unauthorized disclosure of the confidential information within the file. These records may be needed if the student, parent, or guardian for social security benefits or other purposes.

If you do not understand this notice or if you are in need of interpretation, contact Mrs. Angie Mishoe, Director of Special Services, at 803-532-8005.