Below are sample letters you can use to send to the school district. Make sure you fill in all the red areas with your specific information. Make sure you delete all notes and instructions before you send the letter. If you email the letter, always follow-up by sending a hard copy by regular mail. These letters should be sent to the principal and not the teacher; principals have the authority, teachers do not.
Use this letter for a child who has never been evaluated by the school district before. **Important: You must also download and print the OSEP letter from the Department of Education. It is located right below this letter.
Download and print this letter from the United States Department of Education.
Send it to the principal with your letter requesting evaluations.
After the school district has done an evaluation and presented it to you, if you disagree with the evaluation for any reason, you can request a private evaluation be completed by the provider of your choice, and paid for by the school district. You don’t even have to explain why you disagree with their evaluation: You just might want a second opinion.
Letter requesting ADDITIONAL EVALUATIONS
Use this letter when your child already has an IEP and the school district has already completed an evaluation of any type, if you want additional evaluations completed those are called “reevaluations.”