Evaluation Process

Regulations governing evaluation for special education are contained in Public Law 108-446 “The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004.” In addition, regulations concerning evaluation for services under Section 504 are contained in the Nondiscrimination Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL 93-112), Section 504. Section 504 only applies in educational systems within the United Read More


What is an evaluation? An evaluation is the process used to determine if a student is eligible for special education services and in what areas services need to be provided.  Both the federal regulations implementing IDEA 2004 and the state’s Washington Administrative Code 392-172A (WAC), define how evaluations are conducted by the school district and Read More


Important Information on Discipline According to the dictionary, discipline is “training that develops self-control, character, or orderliness and efficiency.”  Most people think of discipline in terms of punishment or consequences for violating rules. Schools’ discipline policies reflect this idea and set up consequences stating what will happen when a student violates a rule.  These conduct Read More

504 Students with Disabilities

INTRODUCTION An important goal of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is to foster partnerships between school districts and parents to address the needs of students with disabilities. Such partnerships empower all parties to secure quality education. OCR has experienced a steady influx of complaints and inquiries in the area of elementary and secondary education Read More

Communication; Tips to Help you Advocate for Your Child

Here are some tips that will help you be the best Advocate for the child you love Take someone to the meeting with you.  It helps to have another person to listen and take notes for you.  You can tape record the meeting to review later or share with your spouse, a relative, friend, or Read More