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Admission, Review and Dismissal

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) is the federal law that governs the special education process. The term “special education” means specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Under the IDEA, parents are ensured equal participation at every stage of the process. This resource guide is designed to give you, as the parent of a child who may be eligible for special education services, a better understanding of the special education process and of your procedural rights and responsibilities, so that you will be able to fully participate in the decision-making process regarding your child’s education.

Dispute Resolution

Princeton ISD Special Services makes every effort to reach consensus by the conclusion of each ARD meeting.  However, on the rare occasion that consensus does not occur, a Special Services Coordinator will attend the continuation of the ARD following a 10-day recess.  If consensus is still not achieved, the parent will then be offered a meeting using a district level ARD Facilitator to assist the committee in resolving the dispute.

Procedural Safeguards
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Parent's Guide to the ARD process
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Forms for A SPED Referral

Step 1
Please make sure that you have contacted your child’s school counselor or 504 Coordinator about your academic, behavioral or speech and language concerns before proceeding to the next step. You should have already been a part of a SST (Student Success Team) meeting.  If you have already spoken to one of those people and they referred you to this page, then proceed to Step 2

Step 2
The following are links to the Parent/Guardian forms that must be filled out for all Special Education referrals. The parent information is critical to the overall testing process. Choose the grade level of your child and click on the link. You will see a form that you fill out and submit online. It automatically goes to the Special Education Department and will be given to the evaluator(s) that are assigned to your child’s campus.

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Elementary Student Special Education Referrals

Secondary Student Special Education Referrals