The Superintendent or his/her designee shall develop and implement procedures for the purpose of actively seeking out and identifying children from birth through 21 (inclusive) within the District, and those parentally placed private school children for whom the District is responsible, who may be eligible for special education and related services, Confidentiality of information obtained during Child Find activities shall be maintained by all involved staff.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Child Find procedures shall include:
1. Annual Screenings: Annual screening of children under age 5 to identify those who may need early intervention or special education and related services;
2. Staff Monitoring: Ongoing review of each student’s performance and progress by teachers and other professional personnel, in order to refer those students who exhibit problems with their educational progress, interaction with others, and/or functioning or adjustment in the school environment and may be eligible for special education and related services;
3. Program Coordination: Ongoing coordination with early intervention programs to identify children from birth through 2 years of age who have or are suspected of having disabilities, in order to ensure the provision of services within applicable timelines;
4. Transition Planning: Participation in transition planning conferences arranged by the designated lead agency for early intervention programs in order to develop a transition plan enabling the District to implement an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or IEP no later than the third birthday of each eligible child; and
5. Evaluation: When responsible District staff members conclude that an individual evaluation of a particular child is warranted based on factors such as a child’s educational progress, interaction with others, or other functioning in the school environment, the requirements for a special education evaluation shall apply.