§ 711.24. Evaluation.
(a) The group of qualified professionals, which reviews the evaluation materials to determine whether the child is a child with a disability under 34 CFR 300.306 (relating to determination of eligibility), must include a certified school psychologist when evaluating a child for autism, emotional disturbance, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, other health impairments, specific learning disability or traumatic brain injury.
(b) In addition to the requirements incorporated by reference in 34 CFR 300.301 (relating to initial evaluations), the initial evaluation shall be completed and a copy of the evaluation report presented to the parents no later than 60 calendar days after the agency receives written parental consent for evaluation, except that the calendar days from the day of the last day of the spring school term up to and including the day before the first day of the subsequent fall school term will not be counted.
(c) Parents may request an evaluation at any time, and the request must be in writing. The charter school or cyber charter school shall make the permission to evaluate form readily available for that purpose. If a request is made orally to any professional employee or administrator of the charter school or cyber charter school, that individual shall provide a copy of the permission to evaluate form to the parents within 10 calendar days of the oral request.
(d) Copies of the evaluation report shall be disseminated to the parents at least 10 school days prior to the meeting of the IEP team unless this requirement is waived by a parent in writing.
The provisions of this § 711.24 adopted under sections 1732-A(c)(2) and 1749-A(b)(8) of the Charter School Law (24 P. S. 17-1732-A(c)(2) and 17-1749-A(b)(8).
The provisions of this § 711.24 adopted June 27, 2008, effective July 1, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3593.
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