The Referral Process

All referrals to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) must be made in writing to the Office of Pupil Services. District referrals to the CSE follow established district procedures. 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 Pupil Services. When it is received, the consent form is date stamped, evaluations are assigned, and a meeting date is scheduled. Legally, the entire process can take up to 60 calendar days from the date of the district receiving the signed "Consent to Evaluate".