I've been reading through websites & trying to make sense of everything I read & my head is spinning. I got the "official" letter from the school stating they were denying an evaluation because: 1. teacher reports no behavior/academic concerns 2. no initial referral for the Problem Solving Team process 3. Team needs to consider lack of instruction as primary reason why grades declined from A to B level 4. daughter's abilities are commensurate with-grade level peers. Grades have gone from A to D. She started in a gifted program 2yrs ago, dropped to the advanced program last year & this year was dropped to a regular program. We also have the ability to view her grades online & in one subject she's got a 60%, but they've graded that as a B-.... The school has told me that there needs to be an academic reason for an evaluation, not behavioral. (she obviously doesn't display this in school, but they never contradict daughter either! they let her slide with the "stories" she has). She's also been seeing the social worker for 3yrs, but they say that's a social issue not related to school. She's currently diagnosis'd with Bipolar, ODD, Gen. Anxiety & possibly Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). I called the Sp. Ed. director today & was told that a "team" evaluated her & determined that an evaluation wasn't necessary, but she couldn't give me the names/times of when daughter was considered for this. All this leads us to believe that there's something not quite right. Last year while she was hospitalized they just gave her incompletes instead of giving her a grade. They admitted to having a lack of instruction, but they will not provide any extra help, that is our expense. Basically we have to let daughter fail & not help with any work in order for them to help us. I think it's a load of BS! What do I do now?