Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records

Norwich Public Schools Business Office

Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:

The Special Education records which have been collected by Norwich Public Schools in relation to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district must be maintained under state and federal law for at least six years after a student leaves the district. In accordance with the Norwich Public Schools procedures relative to the confidentiality of education records, as mandated by both state and federal regulations, students' confidential records should be destroyed when the data are no longer relevant for the provision of educational services to the student. The district intends to destroy special education records after June 30, 2022, for the following years: 

  • 2012-2016
  • 1999-2013
  • 1995-1999
  • 1991-2004

These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district in writing otherwise before June 30, 2022.

After six years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student for the acquisition of Social Security benefits or for other purposes.  This does not include students' high school cumulative files.  

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

Norwich Public Schools

Business Office

90 Town St

Norwich, CT 06360

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Jennifer Dhan

(860)-823-6284 x2032