CHILD FIND / REFERRALS / INTERVENTION
The school district is obligated to locate all children between the ages of 3-21 with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district or enrolled under Open Enrollment and who have not graduated from high school. the district must also evaluate all parentally placed private school students attending private schools in New Richmond suspected of having a disability.
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 and area preschools or day care). Children with suspected disabilities enrolled in the schools can be referred for an evaluation by contacting the school psychologist assigned to your child’s building. Other requests can be made by contacting the Director of Student Services at 243-7426.
The district offers assistance to students struggling academically, behaviorally and emotionally. An intervention team model is available to students in grades 4K-8 that utilizes a problem solving and intervention approach. This process is called the Student Success Team. Students can be referred to this team for a variety of reasons by school personnel or by a parent. This team will analyze data and plan interventions for success. Interventions are provided in the classroom and by trained tutors. This team will help decide if your child should be referred for a special education evaluation. Please contact your child’s building principal and/or counselor for more information on SST.