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  Step 1: Referral for Evaluation The initial referral for special education services can be made by a parent, doctor, school official, public agency worker or judicial officer. A student over eighteen years of age or emancipated can refer him/herself. A referral in writing should be made to the Committee on Special Education (CSE).
  The McKinney- Vento Act This act ensures that unhoused students (PreK-12) have equal access to a free appropriate public education as other students. Unhoused students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. Every district must have a designated local liaison for homeless children and youth.
  FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education An educational right of children with disabilities in the United States that is guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  District Code of Conduct The District’s Code of Conduct should outline appropriate behavior while on school property, including school functions, and consequences for code violations. This document should be publicly available. Can the school search student belongings?