Effective Date:3/29/2015 11:00:00 PM
This new form is effective beginning March 30, 2015 and reflects the requirement that initial evaluations are subject to the IDEA’s notice requirements in 34 CFR Sec. 300.503-300.504, and parental consent requirements in 34 CFR Sec. 300.300. Under 34 CFR Sec. 300.503(a) the local education agency (LEA) must provide written notice to the parents of a child with a disability that describes any evaluation procedures the agency proposes to conduct, and must be given to the parents of a child with a disability a reasonable time before the public agency:
(1) Proposes to initiate or change the identification, evaluation or educational placement of the child or the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the child; or
(2) Refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation or educational placement of the child or the provision of FAPE to the child.
This Prior Written Notice for Initial Evaluation and Request for Consent Form includes the notice and consent requirements for the initial evaluation. This form replaces the Permission to Evaluate – Consent Form. It contains the footer, “Revised January 2015.”