Sumter School District will be destroying special education records for students exiting during or prior to the 2009-2010 school year.  Records being destroyed include all special education referral records, evaluation reports, testing protocols, notifications of meetings, Individual Education Plans (IEP), reviews of existing data summaries, and all other personally identifiable information therein.  Under state and federal law, special education records must be maintained for a period of five years after special education services have ended.  Former students over the age of 18, or parents of students over the age of 18, who have retained parental rights through the court’s determination, may obtain special education records by contacting and making an appointment with Mrs. Lillarweise Seymore at (803) 774-5500 (ext. 210).