Programs & Services
Special Education Services & Referrals
Meeting Student Needs
We offer preschool-8th grade special education services for students who qualify in the following areas:
- Academics (reading, writing and/or math)
- Speech/language therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Social emotional/behavior
Child Find School-Age (Age 3 through 12th grade)
If you’re concerned about your school-age child’s educational progress and believe they may have a disability, you may use any of the following methods to refer your child for a special education evaluation:
- PAPER FORM: Pick up a referral form from your school’s office, complete it, and return it to the building principal.
- WRITTEN REQUEST: Referral forms are helpful to school staff but are not required. Any written request for evaluation is valid. Your child does not need to be enrolled in public school to be referred.
Once received, the district will have 25 school days to review information about the student, including school and medical records and information from parents, and decide whether to evaluate the student for special education eligibility. You will receive written notification of the district’s decision.
Timelines for Referral, Initial Evaluation, and Initial Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Students age 3 through 5 who are not yet enrolled in school may also participate in the upcoming Child Find Screening process held on Friday, March 17th from 9 am – 12 pm at McCleary PreSchool. Please see attached flyer for more information on the process and what to expect.