Escondido Union HSD | BP 6164.4 Instruction
Identification Of Individuals For Special Education
The Governing Board affirms its commitment to provide free, appropriate, public education, in the least restrictive environment, to all disabled students, at no cost to parents. Further, the Board affirms its intent to observe the adopted Local Plan for Special Education developed for the North Inland Special Education Region.
The Board authorizes the Superintendent to enter into agreement with superintendents of the districts of the North Inland Special Education Region (NISER) and the County Superintendent of Public Schools on an annual basis to implement regional requirements according to the California State Master Plan for Special Education.
The Superintendent designates the District Coordinator of Special Education to serve as the district administrative representative to the NISER Operations Committee and serve the district as the administrative delegate on behalf of special education programs in the district.
Due Process Identification, Referral, Assessment and Individualized Education Programs (I.E.P.s)
The Board recognizes the need to actively seek out and evaluate district residents from age 14 to age 21 within the district, who have disabilities in order to provide them with appropriate educational opportunities in accordance with state and federal law.
(cf. 0430 - Comprehensive Local Plan for Special Education)
(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education under Section 504)
The Superintendent or designee shall establish a means whereby parents/guardians, teachers and others may request screening for any child they believe to have a disability that significantly interferes with his/her learning. The Superintendent or designee shall identify screening processes to determine when an individual's academic, behavioral or other difficulties may be related to disabilities and shall establish systematic procedures for special education program identification, screening, referral, assessment, planning, implementation, review and triennial assessment.
For assessment purposes, staff shall use appropriate tests to identify specific information about the student's abilities in skill areas. In addition, staff shall use multiple measures, including direct observation, to study the effect of interventions or modifications to the regular instructional program. Staff also may consider the student's personal history, development and adaptive behavior.
The Superintendent or designee shall develop a method to ensure that that all children residing within the district are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
The Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians in writing of their rights related to identification, referral, assessment, instructional planning, implementation and review, including the district's procedures for initiating a referral for assessment to identify individuals who need special education services.
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)
(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))
(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)
(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program (IEP))
(cf. 6159.1 - Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special Education)
(cf. 6159.2 - Nonpublic Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education)
(cf. 6159.3 - Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Special Education Students)
(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)
44265.5 Professional preparation for teachers of impaired students
56026 Individuals with disabilities
56026.5 Low incidence disability
56029 Referral for assessment
56136 Guidelines for low disability areas
56300 -56303 Identification of individuals with disabilities
56321 Development or revision of IEP; proposed assessment plan
56321.5 Notice to include right to electronically record
56333 Assessment of language or speech disorder; eligibility for special education
56339 Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders
56381 Reassessment of pupils
56441.11 Eligibility criteria, children 3 to 5 years old
56445 Transition to grade school; reassessment
56506 Due process rights of student and parent
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
1412 State eligibility
1415 Procedural safeguards
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
104.35 Evaluation and Placement
104.36 Procedural Safeguards
300.220 Child identification
Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: May 19, 1998 Escondido, California