This is to inform you of Safford School District’s Record Keeping policy and procedures. All Special Education data and information on students who have been in special education programs will be destroyed the summer following a student’s 27th birthday. This will be 5 years after any student would have been eligible to receive special education. Student’s whose birthday is on or before August 1 of their 27th year, will have records destroyed August 2 of that year. For example, student’s birthday is June 1, 1980, their records would be destroyed August 2, 2007.
The records may be of value in establishing a disability or obtain Social Security benefits. If you are the parent, legal guardian, or former student over 18 years of age you can receive copies prior to their destruction by contacting:
Safford Unified Schools
Special Education Department
734 11th Street
Safford, AZ 85546