• Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

    The Records and Information Management Department of the Houston Independent School District is preparing to destroy personally identifiable information which was maintained to provide educational services for qualifying students.  This information includes referral data, notice/consent documents, assessment reports with supporting data, ARD committee deliberations and IEP documents.  Records are destroyed 5 years after cessation of services.  Cessation of services results when a student graduates, is dismissed from Special Education Services, moves out of district, or drops out of school.  

    Records currently being destroyed are for Special Education students whose services ceased in the 2017- 2018 school year.  Parents/Guardians of these students or the adult student (aged 18 or over), may contact the Records and Information Management Department at 713-556-6055 before December 1, 2023 should they wish to obtain the record being destroyed.  These records may be needed in the future for Social Security benefits or other purposes.