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Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

 Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:

Individual Student Special Education records which have been collected by the Walpole Public Schools related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of five to seven years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of The Walpole Public Schools intent to destroy the Special Education records effective August 25, 2017 of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services and whose birth year is 1991.  These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

After five to seven 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. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may contact the Student Services Office at 508-660-7200 x227 to make arrangements to pick up their records or you may contact us in writing at the following address:

Walpole Public Schools
135 School Street
Walpole, MA  02081

ATTN:  Student Services

Your request for the original file must be received by August 25, 2017  
For more information, call 508-660-7200 x227.