It still happens to this very day. I tell parents to request testing in writing to determine if special education support is needed.
Even in writing, these school districts brazenly violate federal law and deny parents their requests.
Federal law does not state that parents have to explain their reasons. It’s my experience that parents are always questioned.
Once the written request is received, parents should be presented with an assessment plan no later than fifteen days. Then, the timeline of ninety days begins.
At or before ninety days, a meeting is to be held to share the results.
Nowhere in the law does it say that a Student Study Team meeting or other intervention is to take place.
Oh sure, district personnel will tell you that it’s their policy to do this and that, but nothing supersedes federal law. Not state law, county law, local law or any policy.
Be informed about your child’s educational rights.
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