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TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Special education records that have been collected by the Talladega County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement or the provision of special education in the district must be maintained under state and federal law for a period of five 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 21 or moves from the district.

This notification is to inform parents, guardians and former students of Talladega County Schools of the intent to destroy the special education records of students who received special education services prior to and during the 2012-13 school year.  

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 years, the records are no longer useful to the district but may be useful to the parent, guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance or other matters. Records may be requested in writing or in person by Aug. 17, 2018, at the following address:

Talladega County Schools

Special Education Department

106 South St. W.

Talladega, AL 35160