Instructional Services

Individual and Remedial Services - Search/Identification/Classification of Students with Disabilities – Child Study Team

It shall be the policy of the St. Louis Board of Education to identify, locate, and review, on an annual basis, all students with disabilities between ages three (3) and twenty-one (21), who live in or whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) live in the St. Louis Public School District, and private school students that attend private schools located within the district as required by state and federal laws pertaining to the education of individuals with disabilities. 
Therefore, it shall be the policy of the St. Louis Board of Education, as mandated by state and federal laws, to establish child study teams for the purpose of conducting individualized multi-disciplinary evaluations and inter-disciplinary diagnoses of the district's students with disabilities.  The child study teams shall be responsible for identifying students with disabilities through such means as screening, pre-referral efforts, evaluations, and diagnoses.

Child study teams shall consist of professionals in such fields as psychology, school social work, school health services, school counseling, elementary and secondary education, and school administration.  The specific composition of a given child study team shall be determined by the nature of the suspected disability and the particular evaluative information required.


Legal:             Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
P.L. 94-142
P.L. 105-17 and Regulations
Sections 162.670 - 162.995 RSMo.
State Plan for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,
As Amended by Public Law 94-142
St. Louis Public Schools Annual Compliance Plan for Special Education

Policy adopted: June 26, 1990
Revised:         February 8, 1999
Revised:         December 7, 1999
Revised:         December 13, 2005
Revised:         September 19, 2006


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