| |REFERRAL PROCESS
- Persons who suspect a child may
have a disability that interferes with learning may make a referral for
evaluation. Parents, teachers, social workers, licensed physicians,
nurses, foster parents or other agencies may initiate the process by:
- Contacting the child's teacher
- Contacting the building principal
- Contacting the school counselor
- Contacting the Special Education Office
- An Evaluation Review meeting will
be scheduled. The Individual Educational Planning Team members at the
Evaluation Review will include the parents and qualified professionals.
At that meeting, existing information/evaluations as well as
classroom-based information and observations will be reviewed. Based on
the review, the team will identify what additional information, if any,
is needed to determine whether your child has a particular category of
disability, or in the case of a reevaluation, if they continue to have
such a disability.
- If the IEP Team determines after an
Evaluation Review that additional information is needed, the parents
will be asked to sign a Special Education Referral and Consent form.
ALL REFERRALS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING. Once your written consent is
received, the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team will conduct testing
within thirty (30) school days.
- Once the MET evaluations are completed, a
written MET report with eligibility recommendations is presented at an
IEPT meeting. Using the MET information, the IEPT determines whether or
not your child is eligible for Special Education and how his/her
educational needs will be met.