Eligibility for Special Education Services
Once a student is deemed eligible for special education services they will continue to receive those services as long as the team agrees that the disability still exists and that the specialized services are still needed to meet the student’s educational goals. Re-evaluation meetings must occur a minimum of once every three years to determine if special education services are still required.
There are four different ways that students stop receiving special education services:
- Their parent/guardian may withdraw consent to receive services
- The IEP team may determine that the student is no longer eligible for special education services
- The student may graduate
- The student may become too old to receive services