In accordance with the state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Illinois School Records Act this is to inform the public of our intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education records for all CUSD #3, Fulton County special education students who dropped out, graduated, or transferred during or prior to the 2010-2011 school year. If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records, you need to notify the district contact listed below; otherwise, the information will be destroyed on or after September 30, 2016.

Please be advised that the records may be needed by the student or the parent(s) for social security benefits or other purposes. Records to be destroyed are as follows:

  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)

  • Evaluation Reports

  • Test Protocols

  • Notification 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 five (5) years since these individuals have received special education services at the CUSD #3, Fulton County School District.

*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. The school is required to maintain records for a minimum of five (5) years from the date the child no longer received special education and related services.

If you are interested in retrieving special education files, please contact:

Mrs. Cassie Nelson, Middle School/High School Principal 
309-785-7122 (Middle Senior High School)