Policy 5051: Referral to Committee on Special Education (CSE)
Any student suspected of having a disability may be referred to the Committee on Special Education for initial evaluation by the parent or person in parental relation to determine if he/she is a student with a disability. In addition, the Board of Education designates the Building Principals, Assistant Principals, the Committee on Special Education Chairpersons and the Director of Special Education and Related Services as the staff members responsible for referring students to the Committee on Special Education.
If the student is a resident of the District, any professional staff member of the District in which the student resides, any professional staff members of the public or private school the student attends, physician, judicial officer, professional staff member of a public agency or the pupil himself or herself, if such pupil is eighteen years of age or older or is an emancipated minor, may make a request for a referral to the Building Principals, Assistant Principals, the Committee on Special Education Chairpersons or the Director of Special Education and Related Services.
The Board of Education designee shall determine if a referral to the CSE shall be made and shall consider, as appropriate, whether or not the student has made adequate progress after a period of time when provided instruction in a response to intervention process. The procedures outlined in §200.4 of the Commissioner's Regulations shall be followed for all referrals made to the CSE. If the Board of Education designee determines that a referral to the CSE is not warranted, the designee shall advise the Building Principal, who shall determine if any building level services should be implemented.
Adopted by Board of Education: January 24, 2013