• Public Notice for the Destruction of Special Education Records

    Southern York County School District has maintained a variety of documents concerning students who are identified as having or who are thought to have a disability within the meaning of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. To conserve space and avoid unnecessary storage costs, and to protect privacy, these documents are subject to destruction when the District deems them no longer educationally relevant.

    The following types of document will be considered no longer educationally relevant at the expiration of six years from the date on which the child is no longer receiving special education services from the District: (a) permissions to evaluate or reevaluate; (b) evaluation and reevaluation reports; (c) invitations to IEP team meetings; (d) IEPs and IEP revisions; and (e) notices of recommended educational placement or prior written notices.

    Currently, SYCSD has maintained records of students who have been identified as a student with a disability whose birthdate is 1954 to present. In order to conserve space and avoid unnecessary storage costs, and to protect privacy, the district has determined that all records pertaining to students who have a birthdate of 1954 to 1985 will be destroyed. The district plans on the destruction of these records to begin as early as August 1st, but no later than August 31st.

    If you have any questions concerning the foregoing information, please contact Brendan Rogers, Director of Special Education at 717-235-4811 ext. 7229.  A copy of the District student records policy, which contains important information about the maintenance, use, disclosure, amendment, and confidentiality of education records is available on our District Website at www.sycsd.org.