New Albany Schools uses a three-part approach to screen students who perform or show potential for performing at high levels of accomplishment in the areas of superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability, creativity, and visual and/or performing arts.
Parents may appeal a decision by asking for the reconsideration of the results of any part of the identification process which would include the following: screening procedure or assessment instrument (which results in identification); the scheduling of children for assessment; the placement of a student in any program; and receipt of services. Parents should submit a letter to the Principal outlining the nature of the concern, and with supporting documentation attached.
The parent must provide evidence that the child’s knowledge, skills, and abilities are superior to those demonstrated and measured by school personnel. Testing from an outside source will be considered, but New Albany – Plain Local Schools are not responsible for any costs incurred if a parent chooses to obtain information this way. The Principal will convene a meeting with the parent/guardian, and the appeal committee to review the appeal request. The Principal will issue a written final decision within 30 days of the appeal. This written notice will include the reason(s) for the decision. Please note that placement decisions are reversed only in instances where extensive documentation is presented providing significant evidence that the child’s knowledge, skills, and abilities are superior to those measured by school personnel.