Destruction of records

Special Education records collected by the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District (SMJUHSD) 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 (5) years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special Education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, completes his or her educational program at age 22 or moves from the district.

Please see Related Documents for more information.

ATTENTION all former SMJUHSD Special Education Students born 1997 and 1998!

All records for any Special Education student that was born within 1997 -1998 and attended a Santa Maria Joint Union High School District school, your physical special education records are available for pick up at no charge from the District Office. Any Records not picked up by June 1, 2023 will be destroyed.

If you have any questions, or to arrange a pickup date/time, contact:

Sandra Hernandez/ Special Education Dept.
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
2560 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
805-922-457 ext. 4311


Information can also be found on the local newspaper by following this link: Santa Maria Sun | Issue Archives



                            Frances Evans

                            Director of Special Education


                            805.922.4573 Ext.4221