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Notice Concerning Destruction of Special Education Student Records

Special education records which have been collected by the South Texas Educational Technologies, Inc. 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 five 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/her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.  After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.

This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of South Texas Educational Technologies, Inc. intent to destroy the special education records of students whose special education services ended prior to August 1, 2008. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.

The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person prior to November 1, 2014 at the following address:
South Texas Educational Technologies, Inc.
519 S. Texas Blvd
Weslaco, TX 78596
Please note that records will not be mailed but must be picked up in person.  To ensure confidentiality, persons receiving the records will be required to present identification and sign a document indicating receipt of the records.

Joseph Aquiningoc M.S., Ed. Diag.