If parents or professionals who work with children have concerns about a child, they can refer the child for screening or evaluation to the Juneau School District. Specific disabilities include autism, deafness, deaf-blindness, early childhood developmental delay, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, specific learning disability, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment. If an evaluation is necessary, this will be done at no cost to the parent and only with written consent from the parent.
There are procedural safeguards in place, which protect parents and student rights, guaranteed under both State and Federal law. These rights are included in a packet, which can be obtained from the office listed at the bottom of this page. The district must obtain parental written consent before a child can be evaluated, a child can be initially placed in special education, personally identifiable information can be released to any person or agency not otherwise entitled by law to see it. Parents have the right to inspect and review their child's educational records, ask the school district to change any information they believe is inaccurate or misleading or violates their child's privacy or other rights. For more information, please call the Student Services at 523-1754.