• Key Features of a CSE Meeting

    • Meeting Types: The different types of CSE (Committee on Special Education) meetings are listed below.  Please refer to your meeting notification for the type of meeting that has been scheduled for your child.
      • Annual Review — An annual review meeting must be provided for all classified students each year. The special education teacher and classroom teacher will report on the students’ academic progress towards their IEP goals. Any necessary related service providers (speech, OT, PT, counseling) will also report on student progress. During the meeting parents and faculty can discuss whether the student is meeting the criteria or fell short. With the information from the meeting, a new IEP is created with updated programming, goals, testing modifications and accommodations to meet the student’s needs for the upcoming school year. Parents or guardians may also discuss their concerns or any new information that might be helpful about the child. An annual review meeting is held at your child’s school building.

      • Initial Referral — After your child has been referred to the Committee on Special Education and all testing and evaluations are completed an Initial Referral meeting will be held. The testing includes a psychological evaluation, social history, observation of your child in their current education setting, other tests or assessments that are appropriate for your child. The results of the evaluation are discussed at the meeting. If your child meets the criteria, the committee will develop an IEP. These meetings are held at the Office of Student Services in the Geneva Middle School building.

      • Manifestation — A manifestation determination meeting is a review of the relationship between the student's disability and the behavior subject to disciplinary action. This meeting will determine if the behavior is a manifestation of the disability. During the meeting the Committee answers the question of “Was the behavior caused by, or directly related to the student’s disability?” and/or “Was the behavior a direct result of the failure to implement the IEP?”  These meetings are held at the District Office.

      • Reevaluation — At least once every three years your child will be reevaluated. The reevaluation is used to determine your child’s individual needs, educational progress and their ability to participate in the regular classroom setting as well as their continuing eligibility for special education services.

      • Requested Review — A requested review meeting may be requested by the parent or the school anytime throughout the year before the Annual Review Meeting. This meeting reviews the students current programming to ensure it is meeting their needs. Adjustments to the IEP are made as necessary at this meeting. Requested reviews are held at the students school building.


         Roles of Meeting Members:   Several participants will take part in your child's CSE meeting.

        • Parent(s) of the student

        • Regular education teacher of the student whenever the student is or may be participating in the regular education environment

        • Special education teacher of the student, or if appropriate, special education provider of the student

        • School district representative who is qualified to provide or supervise special education and is knowledgeable about the general curriculum and the availability of resources of the school district (This person may also be the special education teacher/provider or school psychologist.)

        • An individual who understands and can talk about the evaluation results and how these results affect instruction (This person may also be the special education teacher/provider, regular education teacher, school psychologist, school district representative or someone that the school district determines has knowledge or special expertise regarding the student.)

        • School psychologist

        • School physician (upon request)

        • Parent member (unless the parent requests that the parent member not participate) 

        • Other people that have knowledge or special expertise regarding the student, including related services personnel as appropriate (as requested by the parent or school district)

        • The student, if appropriate