• Special Education Referral and Evaluation Procedures

    Upon request, the Randall Consolidated School District 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 beginning at age 3 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 the Randall Consolidated School District at (262) 537-2211 or in writing to the Director of Pupil Services, Randall Consolidated School District, 37101 87th Street, Burlington, WI  53105.


     

  • Finding Children with Special Needs

    Randall Consolidated School District is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all resident children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as Child Find.

    Upon request, the Randall Consolidated School District is required to evaluate children beginning at  age 3 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.

    Randall Consolidated School District is also responsible for screening and evaluation of preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) living within its boundaries who are not yet enrolled in school.  During a screening, information is collected about the child’s developmental skills in the areas of speech/language, motor, cognition, self-care, and social.  Information is collected through parent interviews, observations, and interactions with each child.  The screening helps to identify if a possible developmental delay may exist.  If a possible developmental delay is identified, a referral for an evaluation may be made.  

    Screening and evaluation services are provided at no cost by the Randall Consolidated School District.

    If you suspect a child has a disability, please contact the Director of Pupil Services, Randall Consolidated School District at (262)537-2211 or in writing at 37101 87th Street, Burlington, WI 53105.