How to Refer for Services

If a child is experiencing learning difficulties or a parent suspects a disability, the parent may contact the campus principal or Office of Special Services at 281-284-0750 to learn about the district’s overall general education referral or screening system for support services. This system links students to a variety of support options, including referral for a special education evaluation.

Students having difficulty in the regular classroom should be considered for tutorials, compensatory and other academic or behavior support services that are available to all students.

At any time, a parent is entitled to request an evaluation for special education services. Within a reasonable amount of time, the district must decide if the evaluation is needed. If evaluation is needed, the parent will be notified and asked to provide informed written consent for the evaluation. The district must complete the evaluation and the report within 45 school days of the date the district receives the written consent. The district must give a copy of the report to the parent.

If the district determines that the evaluation is not needed, the district will provide the parent with a written notice that explains why the child will not be evaluated. This written notice will include a statement that informs the parent of their rights if they disagree with the district. Additionally, the notice must inform the parent how to obtain a copy of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards - Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities. 

The designated person to contact regarding options for a child experiencing learning difficulties or a referral for evaluation for special education is:
The campus principal
The campus counselor
The campus team leader.

If you have questions, please feel free to call the Office of Special Education at 281-284-0750.   
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