• Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

    July 2012

    Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:
    Special Education records which have been collected by the Coppell 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 or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.

    This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of CISD's intent to destroy the Specials Educations records of students who received Special Education Services during the 2003-2004 and the 2004-2005 school years, but have either moved, graduated or were dismissed from Special Education Services. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state laws unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

    After seven years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitations services, college entrance, etc. As of September 2010 the Retention Schedule for Special Education Records has been changed to a five year retention period, any year prior to the 2010-2011 school year will still be retained for the seven years.

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

    Department of Intervention Services
    Coppell ISD – Roy C. Brock Center
    268 Southwestern Blvd.
    Coppell, TX 75019

    Requests for copies must be received by August 31, 2012. For more information, call 214-496-6955.