INTRA-PARISH OR OUT OF PARISH: Exceptional students with a current Individual Education Plan (IEP) who transfer for any reason from one approved public school to another within the parish or from another Louisiana school system will be placed in the appropriate special education program as specified on the Services/Placement Section of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) within 5 days of enrollment.
OUT OF STATE, MIGRANT AND PRIVATE: Exceptional students who transfer from out of state, migrant and/or private school must present documentation of a current IEP and/or individual evaluation that meets Bulletin 1508 eligibility requirements from the transferring school. Students with this documentation will be placed in the appropriate special education program as specified on the IEP within 10 days of enrollment. If the exceptional student has a current IEP, but has no individual evaluation from the transferring school, the student will be interim placed in the appropriate special education program as specified on the IEP within 10 days of enrollment. Upon receipt of an individual evaluation, the verification of eligibility for special education placement must include:
1. A review of the multi-disciplinary evaluation report to determine compliance with Bulletin 1508.
Eligible students will be referred to the IEP Committee who will meet and determine appropriate special education placement within 10 calendar days.
Ineligible students will be referred to the School Building Level Committee for processing in accordance with Bulletin 1508.
2. An out of state transfer student whose evaluation does not meet Bulletin 1508 but who exhibits a low-incidence disability condition will be placed on an interim IEP for 60 days in order for the individual evaluation to be completed. Upon completion of the individual evaluation, an initial IEP will be completed if 1508 criteria are met.
HOME STUDY: When a previously identified exceptional student enters school from a home study plan, his or her evaluation will be reviewed by Pupil Appraisal Personnel. If the evaluation is current (within the last 3 years), an IEP meeting will be held within 30 calendar days to determine placement. Students whose multi-disciplinary evaluation has expired (3-year timeline) shall be placed in the regular education program in accordance with local policy. The student will be referred to the School Building Level Committee to initiate a reevaluation to determine the need for special education and/or related services.