STUDENTS                                                                                                                     Policy 2815 

Student Services Assessment and Referrals to Outside Services

The counseling staff, in consultation with other staff members, is responsible for the initial assessment of students' academic progress as well as personal/social concerns. Where necessary, the District will make available responsive services including individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling, referral to other agencies or professional resources, and vocational and educational placement. The District will cooperate and assist other agencies with the diagnosis and treatment of students referred for responsive services. Student information will not be provided to outside agencies until the student's parents/guardians have signed a release of information form. Except as required by law, the cost of diagnostic and treatment services provided outside the District is the sole responsibility of individual parents/guardians. (Refer to Regulation 6250 -Instruction for Students with Disabilities, pages 4 and 5, regarding standards for minimum qualifications of evaluators and cost indicators for assessments.)