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Special Education Records Notice (click here)

Attention: Former Ava R-I School District Special Education Students:

In accordance with the state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this is to inform you of our intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services maintained in your school special education records.  The school is required to maintain records for a minimum of three (3) years from the date the child no longer received special education and related services.  Records to be destroyed are as follows: Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Evaluation Reports, Test Protocols (Available for inspection only; no copy will be provided), Notifications of Meetings, Notices of Action, Review of Existing Data Summaries, All other personally identifiable information within the Special Education file*  The reason for destruction of the above listed items is because they are no longer needed to provide educational services as it has been more than three (3) years since this individual has received special education services at Ava R-I School District.  

Contact the Special Education office at Ava R-I School District at 417-683-3809 for more information.  If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records, you need to notify us upon receipt of this notice; otherwise, the information will be destroyed on or after August 1st, 2022.  Please be advised that the records may be needed by the student or the parent(s) for social security benefits or other purposes.

*The district may maintain a permanent record, without time limitation, of a student’s name, address and phone number, his/her grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed.