Schedule for the Retention and Disposal of Public School Records


The Schedule for Retention and Disposal of Public School Records provides for the disposition of most records created or maintained by public schools. The public officials concerned may destroy these records upon expiration of the retention period. This schedule authorizes, but does not require, public officials to dispose of records after the expiration of the assigned retention period. Local situations may require retention beyond the periods listed, and nothing prevents a district from retaining records longer than the period scheduled.

This document deals with the question of how long information must be retained and available. There is no intent to discuss the question of what form the document must be maintained, i.e. paper, microfilm, electronic, etc.

  • Schedule for the Retention and Disposal of Michigan Public School Records