Notice to Special Education Students of Big Horn County School District #4
The records retention procedure of the Office of Special Education Programs and the State of Wyoming Archives requires certain records related to special education services to be retained until the student reaches age twenty-one (21), at which time they are destroyed. (34.C.F.R 300.573). If you would like to make arrangements to receive your special education records please contact Ms Emily McKim at 307-568-2488
Persons requesting special education records must be prepared to provide appropriate proof of identity (Example: picture id, driver’s license, or passport). Special education records will be released only to the person of interest.
This notice does not pertain to Student Cumulative Files containing information about regular education services; such as¸ student information¸ grades and/or graduation. The Student Cumulative Files are maintained by the District for ten years, and then sent to the State of Wyoming Archives.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504/ADA defines a person with a disability as anyone who:
Has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
The school has the responsibility to provide adjustments, modifications, and necessary services to eligible individuals with disabilities.The school acknowledges its responsibility under Section 504/ADA to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program or practice in the school.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act please contact Mrs. Teri Stidolph, 307-568-2488