The local Education Agency (LEA) has a child find system for identifying, locating, and evaluating all children with disabilities (Birth through 21) residing in the school district, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services.
If you have a child or children whom you suspect of being disabled, you may initiate a referral for a full and individual evaluation by notifying you local school district or Greater Erath County Special Shared Service Arrangement at 254-445-2229.
Children who have not been identified through the child find process and determined to be eligible for special education and related services by an Admission, Review, & Dismissal (ARD) committee cannot be included in the determination of services described below.
SERVICES TO PARENTS PLACED PRIVATE SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES
The law does not require that services be provided to all children with disabilities voluntarily enrolled in private or home schools, or to every private or home school. However, every effort will be made to provide appropriate services with proportionate IDEA funds. If you will contact Greater Erath County Special Education Shared Service Arrangement, you will assist us in our effort to accurately count all IDEA eligible children enrolled in private and home schools. This count will help to determine how best to use proportionate share of IDEA funds to meet the needs of children with disabilities voluntarily enroll in private and home school settings.
If you have any questions, please contact: Your local school district or Kalley Mitchell at Greater Erath County Special Education S.S.A. 254-445-2229.