ANNUAL NOTICE TO PARENTS REGARDING CHILD IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION, SCREENING & EVALUATION OF STUDENTS IN THE OREGON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT UNDER THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT (IDEA 2004)
This notice is to inform parents of the local responsibilities of Oregon City School District for child identification, location, and evaluation activities to be conducted throughout the school year, in collaboration with other public agencies and community resources.
Oregon City School District must locate and identify children with established or suspected disability conditions, regardless of the severity of the disabilities. Child identification efforts include individuals with disabilities, aged birth through 21 years, not enrolled in school, as well as those who attend public and private schools, Head Start, State institutions, other child care or treatment facilities.
The requirements for child find also apply to all children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education and related services, even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Highly mobile children with disabilities, such as migrant and homeless children, must be included in child find activities.
Oregon City School District conducts child identification, location, and evaluation activities by providing public awareness, information dissemination through cooperative efforts with local, regional, and statewide public and private entities, including coordination with the Clackamas Educational Service District Early Childhood Special Education program under Part C of the IDEA for children who will be transitioning by their 5th birthday.