Jamie: I am the resource teacher at a private school. As part of my job, I work on referrals for any student that we may believe may need a special ed evaluation. We are talking maybe 2 children a year. Our LEA always denies the initial evaluation, stating because they make small gains in RTI the eval is not warranted etc. however sometimes the whole picture of the child is not considered. Can anyone give a list of the reasons a LEA can deny an initial evaluation for a student in a private school? Thank you!