It is the goal of Adeline Montessori School to provide full educational opportunity to all children with disabilities served by Adeline Montessori School. The independent charter school has available to all of its children with disabilities the variety of educational programs and services available to nondisabled children in Adeline Montessori School including: art, music, industrial arts, consumer and homemaking education, and vocational education or any program or activity in which nondisabled children participate. The independent charter school provides supplementary aids and services determined appropriate and necessary by the child’s IEP Team, to ensure that children with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities. 34 CFR §§ 300.107; 300.109; 300.110; 300.201.
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF Adeline Montessori School
ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES [2023-2024]
Upon request, Adeline Montessori School is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools, and secondary schools located in the school district.
A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parent that the referral will be made.
Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.
Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Cassie Maduscha, AMS District Special Education Coordinator, by writing her at email@example.com or calling (920) 355-2105.