Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records
Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:
Special Education records which have been collected by the Big Sandy Independent School District (BSISD) 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 or her educational program at age 22, or moves from the district.
This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of BSISD’s intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services prior to the 2011-2012 school year. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise.
After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request the records in writing or in person at the following address:
Polk County Special Services Cooperative
504 S. Home Street
Corrigan, Texas 75939
Requests for records must be received by Friday, June 1, 2018.
April 6, 2018
Big Sandy ISD Students, Parents and Community Members:
The ability to provide a safe and secure learning environment is and has been a key responsibility for school districts, including Big Sandy ISD. Unfortunately, Big Sandy ISD is not immune to school crises, and we need the ability to keep our students and school safe. On February 19 and March 29, the Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees approved local policies that authorizes certain employees to possess a firearm on District premises. Students, parents and most other staff still will not be allowed to possess a firearm on District premises or places where a District activity is taking place.
The Board adopted these policies to address concerns about effective and timely response to emergency situations at school due to the distance and time we are located from law enforcement.
Employees selected for this program have volunteered and their names are confidential. They will have a legal right to possess a firearm on campus.
Employees selected have passed the following protocols and training:
*Possess a License to Carry (LTC)
*Must qualify annually
*Training in the protection of students
*Training on the interaction with First Responders
*Tactics for denying an intruder entry into a classroom/building
*Methods to increase authorized employee’s accuracy while under stress
*Approved by the School Board
Big Sandy ISD will post signs on campus which shall serve as a deterrent to anyone trying to create a school crisis. These signs state, “Attention: Please be aware that the staff at Big Sandy ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.”
Big Sandy ISD Mission Statement:
Big Sandy ISD will promote in all students a strong sense of academic achievement, positive self-image, and a desire to become responsible, productive citizens in our ever-changing society.