There is a deadline approaching in Oconee County: January 28 is the last day for parents of special education students to request records that are set to be destroyed.
From the Oconee Co School District website…
The Department of Special Education of Oconee County Schools announces its intention to destroy specific data. Records will be destroyed that were collected, maintained, or used in the provision of a free appropriate public education for disabled students in Oconee County Schools.
This notice is in compliance with the system’s comprehensive plan for special education required by P.L. 94-142.
Records on students who enrolled in a special education program for the disabled and whose birthdays are between January 1, 1997 through December 31, 1997, are no longer needed for education planning purposes. These records may be needed by the student or parents for Social Security or other reasons. The system plans to destroy these records on Friday, January 29, 2021 unless there has been a request for a due process hearing, under P.L. 94-142 or a complaint filed with the Office of Civil Rights, under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
If you, as the student or parents of the student, desire copies of these records prior to destruction, contact the Department of Special Education at (706) 769-5130, ext. 1214. You will be required to produce identification or provide verification data.