What are the timelines for receiving special education services?

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Within 45 school working days after receipt of a parent’s written consent to an initial evaluation or reevaluation, Ashland Public Schools shall: provide an evaluation; convene a TEAM meeting to review the evaluation data, determine whether the student requires special education, and, if required, develop an IEP, provide the parents with two copies of the proposed IEP and proposed placement.

The evaluation assessments shall be completed within 30 school working days after receipt of parental consent for the evaluation.  Summaries of each assessment shall be completed so as to ensure their availability to parents at least two days prior to the TEAM meeting. 

Upon receipt of the signed consent, the special education office will forward a letter notifying you of the thirty (30) day limit and the forty-five (45) day limit.