EFWMA SPED Operating Procedures 2020
[East Fort Worth Montessori Academy] shall ensure that all children residing within the [East Fort Worth Montessori Academy] boundaries who have disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated. This requirement applies to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Children attending private schools;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 USC § 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 § CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c). Child Find is the obligation of the [East Fort Worth Montessori Academy] and staff shall not wait on parents to request an evaluation for special education services if staff suspect that the student (1) has a disability and (2) is in need of special education and related services.
Referral of students for a full individual and initial evaluation for possible special education services must be a part of the school’s overall, general education referral or screening system. Prior to referral, students experiencing difficulty in the general classroom should be considered for all support services available to all students, such as tutorial; remedial; compensatory; response to evidence-based intervention; and other academic or behavior support services. If the student continues to experience difficulty in the general classroom after the provision of interventions, district personnel must refer the student for a full individual and initial evaluation. 19 TAC § 89.1011(a). This section shall not be used as a basis to delay an evaluation if the school suspects that the student (1) has a disability and (2) is in need of special education and related services.
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