The school must consider the potential need for reevaluation for each student receiving special services at least once every three (3) years. Because the CCC is responsible for ensuring that the student’s individualized education program (IEP) addresses his/her educational needs, the CCC should routinely review existing information and determine if additional information is required in order to continue to develop an appropriate IEP. In addition, a reevaluation may be requested to determine if the student is eligible for special education under a different or additional eligibility category or to inform the CCC of the student’s developing needs, like the need for assistive technology or a related service.
The CCC may decide that a reevaluation is needed or the parent(s) or teacher may request a reevaluation. If the parent(s) requests a reevaluation, the request may be made verbally or in writing to licensed personnel. It is always a good idea for parents to put the request in writing.
Written parental consent must be sought before the school can conduct the reevaluation. However, if the parent(s) fails to respond to the school’s request for and efforts to obtain consent, the school may conduct the reevaluation without parental consent. The school must document in detail the attempts made to obtain written consent from the parent(s). If the parent(s) refuses to consent to a reevaluation, the school has the option, but is not required, to pursue Mediation or a Due Process Hearing