Child Find/Referral Process
The Oyster River Cooperative School District seeks to locate and identify all children who may have an educational disability. Any person may refer for evaluation a child under the age of 22 for evaluation for the reasons including, but not limited to, the following:
- Failing to pass a hearing or vision screening
- Unsatisfactory performance on group achievement or accountability measures
- Receiving multiple academic or behavioral warnings
- Repeatedly failing one or more subjects
The child find requirements of the district also apply to highly mobile children, homeless children, children who are suspected of having an educational disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Child Find also includes those children in grades K-12 who attend approved, non-public private schools within the geographic boundaries of the Oyster River School District, regardless of where the student resides.
Referrals may be initiated in a variety of ways. The Child Find Coordinator may be contacted at 868-5100, ext. 6103 on behalf of children who have not yet entered kindergarten. For children who attend the Oyster River Public Schools, building principals or classroom teachers may be contacted by anyone wishing to initiate a referral. Students in grades K-12 who attend private schools outside the geographic boundaries of Oyster River should contact the district in which the private school is located in order to make a referral for evaluation.