The Nebraska Department of Education Rule 51, Regulations and Standards for Education Programs, requires that school districts destroy all personally identifiable Special Education data maintained on students five years after the completion of the activities for which special education funds were used.
All Special Education records that have been maintained by the school district for more than five years after they were no longer needed are now scheduled to be destroyed.
Parents and/or students have two options. Option #1 is to request the school district shred all personally identifiable information contained in the Special Education files of the individual. Option #2 is to request the school district turn over all personally identifiable information contained in the file to the individual.
Parents and/or students can contact the school office at 402-648-3336 to attain a form indicating their preference for removal of the Special Education records from the school district's files.
If the school district has not been contacted or forms returned to the school by Sept. 1, the school district assumes the right to shred all information of the individual contained in the Special Education file.
Below is a copy of Rule 51 from the Nebraska Department of Education as well as a downloadable Notice of Intent form.