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Special Education Referral ProcedureTop
  1. Any child aged 0-21 residing in our school district may be referred to the Special Education Department if it is suspected that the child may have a learning disability.  Parents, teachers, and the child himself, or any other person with knowledge of the child can make this referral.  For a child enrolled in school, the normal referral will come through the Child Study Team, rather than directly from a teacher.
  2. After a referral has been made, the Special Education Director will ensure that a multi-disciplinary educational team (MET) will be called to discuss the referral within 60 days, and decide what, if any testing, is needed to determine if the student is eligible for Special Education Services.
  3. For children 2.6 years to 21 years of age, members of the MET will include parent(s), school administrator, regular education and special education teachers, and others with knowledge about the child.
  4. For children aged 0 to 2.9 years, the Special Education Director will refer the student to Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP).  The Director will follow up to ensure that AzEIP has investigated the referral with the parent and AZEIP staff.
  5. If the MET teams determine the child eligible for services, the team will have 30 days to develop and implement an IEP.
All Special Education Policies have been developed in accordance with the U. S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Arizona Revised Statutes and Round Valley Governing Board Policies.

Web Sites Top

Copies of State Statutes and Governing Board policy books are available in school offices in each building, and in the Special Education Office.  The Special Education Office also has a copy of the federal IDEA regulations.

Steps for Referral to Special ProgramsTop

  First Meeting Child Study Team (CST)  
504 Accommodation Plan Regular E. Teacher Interventions Title I Program
  Second Meeting CST  
504 Accommodation Plan Regular E. Teacher Interventions Title I Program
  Third Meeting CST  
504 Accommodation Plan
  • Decide to Refer to Sp. Ed.
  • Prior Notice
  • (60 days PWN to parental consent)
  • Invite Se. Ed. Teacher Into Meeting
  • Decide What Additional data needed
  • Obtain parental consent
  • Get evaluation data needed (60 days parental consent to MET determination)
Title I Program
  MET determines student qualifies Sp Ed Tchr. Develops IEP (30 days) Annual IEP review MET determines student doesn't qualify Reg. Ed. Interventions inc. 504 & Title I
  Terminal or Other Evaluation Report  
  MET determines student qualifies Sp Ed Tchr. Develops IEP (30 days) Annual IEP review Triennial or Other Evaluation Report MET determines student dosen't qualify Reg. Ed. Intervientions inc. 504 & Title I

In most instances, a team should consider student for 504 plan and /or Title I help prior to Special Ed. referral.  Once placed in special education, a student could still be eligible for 504 Accommodations or Title I help. Disabilities/Special Ed Miscellaneous Sites

Selected Assistive Technology Web SitesTop

  • Apple Disability Resources. Click here for information about Macintosh assistive technologies. Download Easy Access. Read our resource sheets for specific disabilities. And discover links to other places on the web.
  • Equal Access to Software and information (EASJ) - People with disabilities must have the same access to information and resources as everyone else. EASI's mission is to promote this access through (a) on-site and on-line workshops; (b) publications and videos; (c) e-mail discussion lists; (d) Web site; (e) electronic journal; and (f) participation in regional and national conferences.
  • Jim Lubin - The pages provided here are meant to serve as a WWW resource to provide useful information. They were created and are maintained solely by Jim Lubin, who is a C2 quadriplegic, completely paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.
  • National Center to Improve Practice - The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) site links community mem-bers through a series of facilitated discussion forums known as NCIPnet, which provide opportunities to exchange information and build knowledge through collaborative dialogue.
  • Trace Research and Development Center - Co-Net is a cooperative effort that brings together information of several types in several formats. The formats include databases, Web sites, and full-text documents; the information provided through these formats includes material on assistive devices, services, funding, legislation, and universal design.
  • Schwab Learning Foundation - Provides free supports, resources, publications, and information to parents of children with learning differences.