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Initial Evaluations Information During School Closure

Greater Gulf Coast Cooperative

Evangelina Guerra, Director ・eguerra@hitchcockisd.org    


Damon ISD        ・         Danbury ISD        ・        Hitchcock ISD        ・        Needville ISD

 

 

 

PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE – INITIAL EVALUATIONS

 

 

 

Initial Evaluations must be completed within 45 school days of receiving written informed parent consent for evaluation. However, the school district has currently closed all campuses to direct in person instruction until, at least, April 13, 2020 to help contain and mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Because conducting a full and individual evaluation (FIE) requires in-person contact and observations in the educational setting, the District is proposing to suspend the 45 school day timeline for completing the initial Full and Individual Evaluation until school resumes normal operations.

 

 

After the District resumes in-person instruction and the FIE is completed, the ARD Committee will review the FIE. If the student is found to be eligible for special education and an IEP is proposed, the ARD Committee will also consider whether compensatory services are appropriate due to the extension of the timeline for the evaluation.

 

 

The ARD Committee will consider the provision of extended school year services if the student has exhibited, or reasonably may be expected to exhibit, severe or substantial regression during the period of time that direct in-person services are not provided that cannot be recouped within a reasonable period of time, or whether some other circumstance exists that makes the provision of extended year services appropriate.

 

 

 

If you require any further information, feel free to contact me.

 

 

Evangelina Guerra

GGCC Director

 

7801 Neville Ave ・ Hitchcock,  Texas  77563

Office Phone:  409-316-6546 ・Cell 409 739 0217  ・  Fax: 409-986-5485