Comprehensive Screening ProgramThe School District of New Richmond has a comprehensive screening program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district including children attending private schools or enrolled under Open Enrollment and who have not graduated from high school. Children are referred for special education evaluations by school staff, parents, doctors and other community service agencies (such as St. Croix County Birth to Three, Head Start, area preschools and daycares). Children with suspected disabilities enrolled in the schools can be referred for an evaluation by their child's classroom teacher or school psychologist assigned to the building. Other requests can be made by contacting the Director of Student Services.
Student Success Team (SST) /Intervention TeamThe district offers assistance to students struggling academically, physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. An intervention team model/problem-solving team is available at each school building. This process is called the Student Success Team. Students with difficulties may be referred to this team by school personnel or by a parent. The role of the team is to review data provided regarding the student and to plan interventions for success. This team may determine also if a suspected disability exists and if there is need for an IEP evaluation. Each school building principal, school counselor and school psychologist are active team members in the SST process.
Child Development Days/Preschool ScreeningEach year the Special Services Department conducts pre-school screenings. All children should be screened at least one time prior to kindergarten. Vision and hearing should be checked twice before kindergarten. If a parent has a concern, the child can be screened more than once before entering kindergarten. Child Development Days are held each fall for students and parents to learn about child development and for the child to be screened for potential need areas. Please watch the newspaper for dates. For further information on the pre-school screening process, please contact Stacie Getzie at 715-243-7470.