Appeal Decisions for Highly Capable Services
What if I disagree with the decision about my child's placement in Highly Capable Services?
If a parent or teacher disagrees with a decision that is made by the Multidisciplinary Selection Team, he or she may appeal the decision by contacting the Support Services Coordinator or the school principal. The Highly Capable Services Appeal Form is available on the district website and at the Student Support Services office. The form must include rationale for the appeal including documented details and data. Appeals must be initiated within 15 days of receiving the placement decision letter from the Committee.
The Highly Capable Multidisciplinary Selection Team reviews all appeals. The Committee will determine one of the following based on the data: Change of status to qualified; Denial of appeal; Request for further testing; Request for further information and/or data prior to a final decision. The parent and/or teacher will be notified in writing of the Committee's decision. The decision of the Team is final.
This pdf document contains guidelines and the form needed to appeal an eligibility decision.