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Public Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Worcester Public Schools-Special Education Department

August 24, 2021

In compliance with 603 CMR 23.06 (3), the Worcester Public School District (“WPS”) will destroy the Special Education records of any WPS student who transferred, graduated, withdrew or terminated from WPS on or before June 30, 2014.  This is in accordance with the requirement to destroy such records within a period of seven years.

Any parent/guardian or eligible student can obtain their student record within 30 days of this notice by contacting the Special Education & Intervention Services Department at 508-799-3093 no later than September 24, 2021. All unclaimed student records meeting the above criteria will be destroyed after the September 24, 2021 deadline.

On an annual basis, WPS will give notice and destroy the Special Education records of students who have exited WPS seven years prior. Any parent/guardian or former eligible student may review and/or receive these records prior to their destruction by contacting Leishla Berrios, 508-799-3093.

The Worcester Public Schools focus on learning through the TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) approach has resulted in the development of a multitude of programs within the city to meet the special needs of our students and guarantee them the Least Restrictive Environment.

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