The Referral Process

All referrals to the Committee on Preschool Special Education must be made in writing to the Office of Special Services. Upon receipt of the referral, a "Consent to Evaluate" and a copy of the Procedural Safeguards are sent to the parent. The Consent to evaluate needs to be signed and returned to the Office of Special Services. When it is received, it is date stamped and approved evaluation sites are contacted. The evaluation site then contacts the parents to arrange the time and place for the evaluations. Legally, the entire process can take up to 60 calendar days from the date of the district receiving the signed "Consent to Evaluate".