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Requesting A Special Education Student Evaluation

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Parents or guardians, who are interested in having their child evaluated by the Bethel Park School District through a school based multi-disciplinary evaluation (initial evaluation) or re-evaluation (already identified as needing special education supports), should provide a written request to the Building Principal located in their child’s neighborhood school or to the Director of Special Education at the district administration building.

The written request should include the reason(s) for the request and specifically, the educational concern(s) that you have for your child (i.e. academic, behavioral, social). In-turn, the District will either agree to the evaluation by issuing a Permission to Evaluate/Re-Evaluate Consent form or reject the evaluation by issuing a Notice of Recommended Educational Placement (NOREP), which would indicate the reason(s) why the evaluation is being rejected.

If an evaluation/re-evaluation is agreed to by the District, the parent will receive a Permission to Evaluate Form (PTE) within 10 days upon receipt of the parent's written request. The District will complete and disseminate the recommendations of the evaluation within 60 days of the receipt of the PTE. At that time, the parent or guardian will be invited to attend a multi-disciplinary or IEP team meeting to review the results of the report, ask questions to school personnel and to develop or revise an Individualized Education Program (IEP), if the child is found to be or continues to be eligible for special education services.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Sarah Shue, Supervisor of Special Education
Student Support Services
Bethel Park School District
301 Church Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102