Dear [Name of School Administrator],
I am writing to request an evaluation for my child, [CHILD’S NAME], who is [CHILD’S AGE] years old. [CHILD’S NAME] has not been meeting her developmental milestones and I am concerned about her progress. I believe that an evaluation is necessary to determine the appropriate support and services that [CHILD’S NAME] needs to succeed in school and in life.
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), your school district is required to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities, including evaluations to determine if a student is eligible for special education services. I am requesting that you conduct an evaluation for [CHILD’S NAME] as soon as possible to determine her eligibility for special education services and to develop an appropriate individualized education program (IEP) for her.
I understand that the IDEA requires school districts to respond to a request for an evaluation within a reasonable timeframe. If I do not receive a response to this request within [X] days, I will be forced to consider legal action to protect my daughter’s rights under the law.
Please contact me at [Your Phone Number] to schedule an evaluation for [Child’s Name]. I am available to meet with you at your convenience to discuss [Child’s Name]‘s needs and to determine the best course of action.
I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter and look forward to your response.