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Wisconsin Records Retention Schedule

School districts accumulate thousands of pages of records every year— records that soon become obsolete. Questions arise frequently regarding records retention, destruction, and the interpretation of statutes relating to transfer of records.

In response to requests for assistance, the State Superintendent has revamped this document to examine the issues of records retention and development of strategies for handling records common to all school districts.

The retention periods listed cover both hard copy and electronic records.

Wisconsin Records Retention Schedule for School Districts