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Disagreement Resolution Process

Early Access Program

Parents may appeal the decision by asking for the reconsideration of the results of any part of the identification process by submitting a letter to the Chief Student Services Officer (CSSO) outlining the nature of the concern and with supporting documentation attached. The parent must provide evidence that the child’s knowledge, skills, and abilities are superior to those demonstrated and measured by school personnel. Testing from an outside source will be considered, but Durango School District 9-R is not responsible for any costs incurred if a parent chooses to obtain information this way. The CSSO will issue a written final decision within 30 days of the appeal.

 
Gifted and Talented Program
Parents may appeal a decision by asking for the reconsideration of the results of any part of the identification process which would include the following: screening procedure or assessment instrument (which results in identification); the scheduling of children for assessment; the placement of a student in any program; receipt of services; and ALP components. Parents should submit a letter to the Principal outlining the nature of the concern, and with supporting documentation attached. In an identification appeal, the parent must provide evidence that the child’s knowledge, skills, and abilities are superior to those demonstrated and measured by school personnel. Testing from an outside source will be considered, but Durango School District 9R is not responsible for any costs incurred if a parent chooses to obtain information this way.
 
The Principal and/or the Director of Exceptional Student Services will convene a meeting with the parent/guardian, and the appeal committee to review the appeal request. The Principal will issue a written final decision within 30 days of the appeal. This written notice will include the reason(s) for the decision. Placement decisions are reversed in instances where extensive documentation is presented providing significant evidence that the child’s knowledge, skills, and abilities are superior to those measured by school personnel. The decision of the appeal committee is final.