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Destruction of Special Education Records


Destruction of Special Education Records 

In compliance with the Georgia Records Act, Whitfield County School's records retention schedule, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations on destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free and appropriate public education of students with disabilities in the district’s schools, the Special Education Department announces its intention to destroy special education records as indicated below after the following date: January 1, 2020.

Records for students who were enrolled in a special education program in a Whitfield County school who were born before January 1, 1997 and were twenty-two (22) years of age as of July 1, 2019 are no longer needed for educational purposes.

A student or parent may need these records for Social Security or other reasons.  If you, as a former special education student or parent of a former special education student, wish to obtain these records prior to destruction, you should contact the Special Education Records Department at the Whitfield County Student Service Center, 201 E. Tyler Street, Dalton, GA 30721.  Positive identification will be required before the records will be released to the individual.

For more information, contact:

Jill Hamilton 
Special Education Records Clerk 
(706) 876-3948
M - F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.