Special Education Eligibility 

Students become eligible for special education services through a formalized process of evaluation. Anyone who suspects that student is disabled may request an evaluation in writing. Requests will receive a response within 15 days. Usually a Student Study Team meeting is set up with parents to gather more information and to determine which assessments are appropriate. If recommended, assessments will take place within 60 days of the initial request. If an assessment is not recommended, the Student Study Team will explain their reasoning in writing. 

Once a student has been assessed, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting is held to determine a student's eligibility for services. Students may be found eligible in one of 13 categories:

  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Deaf/Blind
  • Visual Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Autism
  • Multiple Handicaps
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Deafness