Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records:  

Special education records which have been collected by the Aldine Independent 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 laws for a period of seven years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, completes his/her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district. After seven 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, etc.

Each school year, Harris County Department of Education Records Management Services sends the Director of Special Programs, a certificate that alerts Aldine Independent School District of the disposal of confidential records of students who have received special education services. A copy of this certificate is forwarded to the Director of Special Education. The Medicaid Administrator prepares a notice to Aldine’s Purchasing Department and the Public Relations Department so that proper notification is given to the public.These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

The records are destroyed approximately two weeks after the official notice is posted.

The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address:

Special Education Department

15010 Aldine Westfield Road

Aldine, Texas 77032

Phone: 281-985-7210

Attn: Katherine Seals, Executive Director of Special Education

Cherrye S. Vasquez, Medicaid Administrator