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Notice of Student Services

In compliance with state and federal law, the Valley View School District has developed policies to insure FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) to all school-age children residing within the district’s boundaries.

The Valley View School District provides no-cost screening to children residing within the Valley View School District, who are suspected of having a disability that would interfere with his/her academic progress. Parents/guardians who suspect their child to be in need of specially designed instruction or related services under IDEA, may request a screening or evaluation at any time by contacting any of the Valley View School District administrators.

The screening procedure may include, but not be limited to the following:

  • ·         Existing classroom data/record review.
  • ·         Cumulative educational records.
  • ·         Enrollment/attendance records.
  • ·         Ability/achievement scores.
  • ·         Vision and hearing screening.
  • ·         Participation in Child Study.
  • ·         Medical records review.
  • ·         Observation of classroom behavior.
  • ·         Reports/recommendations released by the parent/guardian from outside agencies.

The evaluation process, which will not proceed without parental consent, will include data collected through the screening process along with a multi-disciplinary evaluation. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) may consist of the following:


Parent / Guardian

School Psychologist

Teacher(s)

Administration

Guidance Counselor

Speech/Language Pathologist

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Other Staff as Necessray            

 

Results of the evaluation are reviewed by the MDT to determine if the child qualifies as a in need of specially designed instruction under IDEA. Special Education services will be recommended through an annual development/review of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to those students who qualify under one or more of the following exceptionalities:

  • ·         Autism
  • ·         Deaf / Blindness
  • ·         Deafness
  • ·         Emotional Disturbance
  • ·         Hearing Impaired
  • ·         Intellectual Disability
  • ·         Multiple Disability
  • ·         Orthopedic Impairment
  • ·         Other Health Impaired
  • ·         Specific Learning Disability
  • ·         Speech/Language Impaired
  • ·         Traumatic Brain Injured
  • ·         Visual Impairment including Blindness

 

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