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Eligibility Decision

There are certain circumstances where you may enter or edit the response to the statement "The case conference committee has determined that the student's disability adversely affects the students educational performance". These are determined by the Purpose of the case conference.

If Reevaluation or Initial is the purpose of the conference, the school psychologist (or SLP if speech only) will determine whether the student is still eligible for services.

If the purpose of the conference is an Annual or Move-in, it is the TOR's responsibility to create an Eligiblity Event. Click Create Eligibility.

At the next screen, enter the date and click "Create Eligibility Event and Continue. The Current Eligiblity Date should be the date of the conference, so you will be unable to complete this step until after the date of the conference. You will still be able to create a Draft IEP before the conference.Create Eligibility

If a student has multiple disabilities and they have secondary Speech/Language disabilities, be sure to list either LI or SI as the FIRST secondary disability, and before the other disabilities. This affects our funding, but does not affect the students services in any way.

If you are waiting for others to add information to this page (ie, the SLP or the psychologist will be adding testing information). wait to create the eligibility until they are done. This will not prevent you from creating a Draft IEP.

Opening the Reasons for Eligibility Determination box:

If the purpose of the conference is Initial, Move In or Annual, the Reasons for Eligibility Determination box will be editiable. In most cases, only the Psychologist or SLP will add information into this field. The TOR may enter the information from the previous school here in the case of a Move In conference after consulting with the school psychologist.

Eligibility Event

Ineligibility

Ineligible

Student is determined to be ineligible after an initial evaluation or a reevaluation. This determination must be made by a psychologist and/or SLP. They will generate the Notice of Ineligibility and complete the paperwork.

Note: If the parent decides that they no longer want their student to receive special education services, you will create the Revocation of Services. You will not generate the Notice of Ineligibiity.

  • If the student is ineligible or no longer eligible:

For Initial and Reevaluation: In declaring the student ineligible, the Notice of Ineligibility will be an option. A Sample is included below. There is no need to create a full IEP, since the student is ineligible.

For Reevaluation: Before declaring a student ineligible, testing should have been requested at a previous IEP conference, for the purpose of adding or removing a disability area. Parent permission should have been obtained. The psych or SLP will complete the preconference planning and evaluation sections of the IIEP.

This testing must be completed before the IEP, to provide the information of ineligibility (done by psych or SLP, depending on the eligibility category). Testing information should be included by the appropriate evaluator under the Evaluation Process.

Print out the Draft of the Educational Evaluation Report (from the Evaluation Process section) Attach any other evaluation reports (Psych report, OT Screening, SLP Evaluation, etc.)

The psych or SLP (person who will remove the disability) must be in attendace at the case conference.

Hold the conference and take good notes. Have the parent sign the Notice of Ineligibility. There is no signature line, but draw a line for signature and date, and have them sign it.

Send downtown:

  1. Signed Notice of Ineligibility
  2. Notes of the Conference
  3. Copy of the Psychological Evaluation Report or Speech Report (usually sent in by the psychologist)
  4. Sign In Sheet
  5. Notice of Case Conference
  • If the student is ineligible or no longer eligible for one disability, but still qualifies under a different eligibility:

If you are just removing ONE area of eligibility, but other areas remain, then your answer here will still be "Yes"

Attach any other evaluation reports (Psych report, OT Screening, SLP Evaluation, etc.)

The psych or SLP (person who will remove the disability) must be in attendace at the case conference, and explain to the parent which disabilities will be removed.

Hold the conference and take good notes.

After the conference, and before finalizing the IEP, the psych or SLP should remove the disability for which the student is no longer eligible.

Complete the rest of the IEP paperwork as usual.

Send downtown:

  1. Notes of the Conference
  2. Copy of the Psychological Evaluation Report or Speech Report (usually sent in by the psychologist)
  3. Sign In Sheet
  4. Notice of Case Conference
  5. Finalized IEP

Select the DisabilitY(ies)

If you need to have an eligibility area added or deleted, and you have completed the proper areas of the IEP, call any support team member, and they can offer you assistance.

Describe the reasons for eligibility determination and select disability

The Initial Eligibility Date cannot be changed by you. If you need to have it changed, call a Support Team Leader.

Eligible

Describe the reasons for Eligibility Determination.

  • Information in this box should only be edited by the school psychologist or SLP for Initial and Reevaluation conferences. For a Move-in conference, the TOR can add information received from previous schools after consulting with the school psychologist.
  • For initials and reevaluations there will be an additional eligibility option, “Student Eligibility to be determined.” With this option selected the Eligibility Information page may be updated and saved (not Save and Continue) without the creation of an eligibility event. Eligibility not yet determined will also appear on Draft IEPs until it is determined inthe IEP.