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Is Your Child Having Difficulty In School?


Evaluation Process:  

If you believe that your child may be in need for a special education program or service, an evaluation process to assess your child’s needs is available to you at no cost through the school district in which you live.  A special education program often involves adapting materials and modifying instruction to meet your child’s specific learning needs.

If you request these services, your child will receive an evaluation from a team of persons who are skilled in assessing children.  A program planning team will determine if your child has a disability and is in need of special education.  You will be an important member of your child’s evaluation and program planning team.

Parental Consent:

Before the school district proceeds with an evaluation, you will be notified in writing of the specific types of tests and procedures that may be used, and of your rights throughout this process.  The evaluation cannot be scheduled until you sign and return to the school district the written notice, indicating that you agree to the proposed assessment.

Team Planning:

If, after an evaluation, your child is thought to have a disability and to need special education, public school personnel will develop, with your participation, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  An IEP is a written document that specifically describes the services your child needs.  The services in the IEP will be offered to your child in a public school setting.

For further information:

If you are interested in finding out more about the special education process, please feel free to contact the Special Education Office at 938-5151 ext. 6520 or the Pupil Services Offices at 938-5151 ext. 6510.