Sequoia Union HSD | BP 6164.4 Instruction
Identification Of Individuals For Special Education
The Board of Trustees recognizes the need to actively seek out and evaluate district residents from birth through age 21 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 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.
This policy shall be implemented in accordance with SELPA procedures.
(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. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)
56000-56001 Special education programs
56320-56329 Assessment, especially:
56337-56338 Specific learning disability
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
95000-95029 California Early Intervention Services Act
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
3030-3031 Eligibility criteria
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
1400 et seq. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
104.35 Evaluation and Placement
104.36 Procedural Safeguards
300.220 Child identification
303.1-303.654¬†¬†Early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities
Policy SEQUOIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: March 25, 1998 Redwood City, California