Yes, there are 8th grade records for each of my students. You know what gets to me, too, is the fact that there are students who had 60% or less attendance in grades 8, and 9. Then as 10th graders, they can't do the math and are still using their fingers to add and subtract! What happened to the chancellor's regulation of a student passing the class and maintaing 90% attendance (C.R. A-501) in order to be promoted to the next grade?
This kind of thing may come in handy if you want to file a grievance or lawsuit (remember, the alternative to contract law is tort law) over being denied your merit pay (in the abstract future).