In case of a school consolidation or closure, the following general norms will be employed:
If some classes are discontinued in such a way that part of the school remains, all records are handled as in the case of a student transfer.
If a group of schools is consolidated, all records are transferred to the surviving school. A notation of this move and the location of records are sent to the rectory of the parish in which the school closed and the Department of Catholic Schools.
If a parish school closes without consolidation, the records are kept in the parish rectory.
In the case of an archdiocesan school, the Department of Catholic Schools will designate an appropriate location for the records.
If a private school closes without consolidation, the responsible body designates the location of records in consultation with the Department of Catholic Schools.
In the case of a parish and school closure, all records are handled as in the case of a private school.
For all schools that have closed or consolidated, the Department of Catholic Schools maintains a list of the location of records.
For more information, see Document Retention.