Child Find

Child Find is the mandated reporting requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) of 2004. As a public school district, we are required to find and evaluate all students we may suspect have a disability. Part of that requirement is that we post the process in parent and public friendly language. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Hauser, Director of Special Education at (920) 448-2136 or at [email protected].

2022-2023 School Year
The Green Bay Area Public School District is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.

Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Claudia W. Henrickson, Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, Green Bay Area Public School District, at 920-448-2081, or by writing her at 200 South Broadway, Room 219, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54303. 

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