2 Child Find


Chapter Revision date: 10/2014

San Diego Unified School District is required by law to actively and systematically seek out and evaluate all individuals, ages birth-21, who reside in the district and may have disabilities identified in IDEA. This includes children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disability, who may need special education and related services. This also includes children who are highly mobile, migrant, homeless or wards of the State, or who are attending private schools.

The district conducts ongoing child-find activities to locate children who may need special education programs and services and evaluates these children, as appropriate. The activities are intended to make the general public, community agencies, and school district staff aware of the special education programs and services available and how to access these services.

School personnel must investigate all reports of students not attending school, enroll them and, as appropriate, determine if the student has any areas of suspected disability.

Note pic Students who are not yet 6 years old and of compulsory age for school attendance should be assessed rather than recommending they wait another year to begin attending school.