SPECIAL EDUCATION EVALUATIONS
FOR HOME-SCHOOLED OR PRIVATE-SCHOOL STUDENT
In response to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA 2004), Minnesota School Districts must demonstrate that "all children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and
related services, are identified, located, and evaluated." This responsibility extends to children with disabilities who are educated at home on in non-public schools.
Upon request, your local public school will provide information to concerned parents on specific disabilities including information about the educational or
behavioral characteristics of each disability. Parents who believe their children may indeed have a disability may request information on how to arrange for an
evaluation through the district's special education staff.
Parents of students who are evaluated and are found to be eligible for special education services will become part of a team which will develop, implement, and
monitor the effectiveness of a Service Plan to meet the identified needs of their children.
If your child is home-schooled and you have questions, would like to receive information about specific disabilities, or an evaluation, please contact the principal
of the school your child would be attending if he/she was enrolled in your resident district public school and was not being educated in your home.
If your child is being educated in a private school and you have questions, would like to receive information about specific disabilities, or an evaluation, please
contact the principal of the school building.