Charter Schools: CHARTER SCHOOLS AND IEPS

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Jennifer:  Can a charter school deny admission to a child with an IEP? On their application it has an area to check whether they have a 504 or IEP. I was called and they said they could not service my child. After all that I have read up on, it looks like this would be discrimination.

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A child is going to preschool at a charter school. Teacher notices delays and recommends to parent to take child to local school district for screening and possible evaluation. Is the charter school not responsible to do the screening and evaluation or is this the local school district’s responsibility?

The federal Office for Civil Rights says no. Schools are not to ask about a disability until the child is accepted. You can find info from OCR at: https://findit.ed.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=ed.gov&query=charter+schools+and+504

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