Notification of Destruction of Special Education Student Records

In accordance with the state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this is to inform you of Rome City Schools intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services maintained on individuals that graduated or withdrew from the Rome City and were born in 1999. Please be advised that former students or their guardians may need these records for social security benefits or other purposes.  Some records MAY NOT be available; however, every attempt will be made to procure such records.  If you wish to maintain this information for your personal records, you need to notify the district upon receipt of this notice; otherwise, the information will be destroyed on May 16, 2022.  Records to be destroyed are as follows:  Individualized Education Plan (IEPs), Evaluation Reports, Test Protocols, Notifications of Meetings, Notices of Action, Review of Existing Data Summaries, all other personally identifiable information within the Special Education file.  If you, as a former special education student or a parent/guardian with a legally executed guardianship or power of attorney of a former special education student, wish to obtain these records prior to destruction, you should contact the Department of Exceptional Student Services at 706-236-5067 or email at  

Special Education

The Rome Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, or disability in its education programs, activities or employment. Persons seeking information regarding Section 504/ADA or related issues should contact: Ms. Jessi Presley at 706-236-5067 or

For additional information on child find, evaluations, and IEP planning during this time, contact Ms. Presley, Director of Exceptional Student Services, at 706-236-5067 or