To be eligible to receive special education services, a student must be a "child with a disability".  The provisions in this section specify criteria to be used in determining whether a student's condition meets one or more of the definitions in federal regulations or in state law.

Eligibility Determination

The determination of whether a student is eligible for special education and related services is made by the student's Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee.  Any evaluation or re-evaluation of a student shall be conducted in accordance with law. The multidisciplinary team that collects or reviews evaluation data in connection with the determination of a student's disability must include, but is not limited to, the following:

1.   A Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP),  an educational diagnostician, or other appropriately certified or licensed practitioner with experience and training in the area of the suspected disability; or

2.  A licensed or certified professional for a specific eligibility category.