Student Records for Watertown High School Class of 2016 to be Destroyed, Copies Can be Obtained

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The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Public Schools:

Kathleen Desmarais, M.Ed, Director of Student Services, is notifying the public that in accordance with Massachusetts Student Records Regulations temporary records which have been maintained by the school system for the Class of 2016 are about to be destroyed. Former students have the right to receive copies of any or all of these records prior to their destruction.

After June 1, 2023, only the transcript, which includes the minimum information necessary to reflect the student’s educational progress, will be on file for at least sixty years. Transcript information includes only name, address, course titles, grades, and grade level completed.

The temporary record contains all other information maintained by the school about the student. All temporary records must be destroyed no later than seven years after the student leaves the school system.

Former students from the classes of 2016-2023 may come to the Watertown High School Guidance Office (50 Columbia St.) through June 1, 2023 any weekday between 8:00-2:00 PM to pick up a copy of their records.

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