Requesting Special Education Services
State law emphasizes that a student is to be referred for special education instruction and services only after the resources of the general education program have been considered and, where appropriate, utilized. In the Grossmont Union High School District this "pre-referral" requirement is usually met by utilizing the student study team (SST) process. School staff and parents may request a student study team meeting by contacting the student’s high school counselor.
Initial Request for Special Education Services
Parents, school staff, and community members may refer a student for a special education evaluation at anytime by submitting the request in writing to the school psychologist serving the student’s high school, the student's teacher or to other supervisory or administrative personnel of the school. Assistance in writing the request can be obtained from the local high school or by contacting special education personnel. Click Contact Us for a directory of special education personnel.
Request for Additional Services
If a student is currently receiving special education services through the Grossmont Union High School District and parents or school staff believe additional services are needed, they may contact the student’s Special Education Advocate Teacher or the School Psychologist that serves the high school. Click Contact Us for a directory of special education personnel.
When a student moves into the Grossmont Union High School District with an individualized education program (IEP) from a previous school, the student is entitled to continuing services, which can be arranged by contacting the student's high school counseling department or School Psychologist. Click here for More Information.
8th to 9th Grade Transition
The process by which current 8th grade students with IEPs transition into the Grossmont Union High School District from middle schools within the East County can be found by clicking here.
Revocation of Consent for Special Education and Related Services
Parents have the right to revoke consent for all or some of the special education services being provided to their child by submitting their request in writing to an LEA Special Education Representative. The LEA Special Education Representative may be the student’s Special Education Case Manager (school psychologist), a Special Education Administrator or a Special Education Administrative Designee. Assistance to parents in completing the request can be obtained from the LEA Special Education Representative.
Click below for more information about the process and forms for revoking consent for special education and related services.
Forms for Revoking Consent for Special Education
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