Evaluation & Eligbility

How does a student become eligible for special education?

                Before a student can be evaluated for special education services, a referral must be made to the district.  Assuming the district finds sufficient evidence to support evaluation and the parents/guardians give written consent, it is scheduled.  The evaluation results are then used to aid in determining eligibility for special education.             

                Who can make a referral?

Each child is a member of a community supporting their growth and learning. This community is comprised of parents or guardians, extended family, teachers, medical professionals, community members, and/or agencies. Any concerned member of a child’s community can refer them to the district for evaluation.

Where do I begin?

For birth to three years of age contact: Birth To Three at 1-800-642-9704 or 304-558-5388

For three to twenty-one ears of age and NOT ENROLLED in Taylor County Schools contact the principal of the school your child would attend.

For three to twenty-one years of age and ENROLLED in Taylor County Schools communicate with your student’s school staff about the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) through the Student Assistance Team (SAT).  The SAT is a group of trained school personnel who meet to problem-solve concerns of individual children brought to them by teachers or parents.  They may recommend interventions, or review and change instruction or interventions already being provided for the children.

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