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Eligibility and Placement Process

Determination of Eligibility

The Eligibility Conference Team, which includes the parent(s), reviews the evaluation components, and any other special reports or information in order to determine if the student meets the criteria for one or more of the categories of disability, as determined in the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). If a student is found to have a disability that is adversely affecting his/her educational performance, an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) will be developed to address the needs that were identified during the Eligibility Conference.

Parents are encouraged to be active participants in all meetings. If a student has a disability but does not qualify under the IDEA guidelines, the eligibility for a Section 504 plan should be reviewed and discussed.