School district to host Child Find Event

HARLINGEN — The school district is trying to identify students who may need special education services.

On Monday, it will host a Child Find Event at the Harlingen school district’s Administration Building at 407 N. 77 Sunshine Strip.

Parents of children ages 3 to 20 are asked to bring their children’s birth certificates. Parents must also bring their own drivers’ licenses or state identification cards.

Child Find is a mandate under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, says the website.

“Child Find requires all school districts to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities,” states the website.

The IDEA requires all states to develop and implement a practical method of determining which children with disabilities are receiving special education and related services and which are not. This can even include children with passing grades and who have passed from one grade to the next.

The Child Find Event will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 956-430 – 9500.