What happens after a referral is made?

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Within 10 business days of receipt of an initial referral, the principal or designee will schedule a Child Study Team meeting and invite the parents.  The referral will be reviewed by the Child Study Team (CST) which includes the referring source, as appropriate, the principal or designee, at least one teacher, at least one specialist, and one member who is knowledgeable about alternative interventions and about procedures required to access programs and services that are available to assist with children’s educational needs.  

The CST will review records and other performance evidence of the child in order to make recommendations to meet the child's educational and behavioral needs and refer the child to the special education administrator or designee within 3 business days if the team suspects a disability and determines an evaluation for special education is warranted.