REQUEST FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES TIMELINE
(CALENDAR DAYS, EXCLUDING VACATIONS)
requests teacher to conduct screening, identification, and consultation
(interview and observation) to identify whether or not Child/Student
has disabilities that adversely affect ability to learn in a general
unsuccessful, then Parent/Guardian makes written request for Assessment
for Special Education Services.
must give Parent/Guardian either written proposed Assessment Plan or
notification that Assessment is not appropriate.
If District determines Assessment is not appropriate, then Parent/Guardian
may initiate Due Process Hearing through written request.
signs Assessment Plan and gives written consent to conduct Assessment.
Assessment begins immediately.
District conducts Non-discriminatory Evaluation, including testing,
to determine disability, eligibility, and special education services
If Parent/Guardian refuses to consent to Assessment Plan,
then District initiates informal Meeting or Due Process Hearing to override
refusal to consent.
Assessment, develops Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP)/Individualized
Education Program (IEP), & conducts IFSP/IEP Meeting.
District must give notice of IFSP/IEP Meeting within reasonable
time prior to meeting; Parent/Guardian has right to copies of Child's/Student's
Parent/Guardian may agree, in writing, to an extension of time
Review of Non-discriminatory Evaluation/Assessment and current
levels of performance.
If Parent/Guardian disagrees with Evaluation, then Parent/Guardian
may obtain independent Assessment at District's expense, with notice.
Development of annual goals and objectives.
Determination of Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) placement
and related services for a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Agreement and Signature
Parent/Guardian may sign and consent to all, some, or none of
the components of the IFSP/IEP.
Program components to which Parent/Guardian has consented implemented
so as not to delay providing special education services.
Disagreement: parent/Guardian may refuse to sign; can request
in writing Mediation Conference, which can be preceded by Informal Meeting.
Parent/Guardian may come to agreement with District and sign
off on IFSP/IEP.
If Parent/Guardian disagrees with District, then can request
Due Process Hearing, which can be preceded by Pre-Due Process Mediation
of Due Process Hearing Officer received; continuance granted for good
Parent/Guardian accepts Due Process Hearing Officer's decision.
Parent/Guardian or District rejects Due Process Hearing Officer's
decision and chooses to file Appeal in State or Federal Court.
Hearing Appeal due.