The Intervention and Referral Services program is a resource designed to identify and support students experiencing difficulty in school academically, behaviorally or due to health issues.
Teachers or parents may refer students to the I&RS committee, whose members are multi-disciplinary and may consist of the student’s teacher, a school administrator, a guidance counselor, a Child Study Team member, a general and special education teacher, the school nurse, and any other related services personnel. The I&RS committee meets periodically throughout the year to review referred students and develop an action plan with interventions to support improved student learning.
Parents and teachers may also refer students to the I&RS committee for consideration of eligibility for accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a federal law that grants rights for students with disabilities. If a referred student is found eligible, areas of concern are addressed with a 504 accommodation plan to provide the necessary assistance to support the student’s success and learning in school.