On January 24, 2020, the Bureau of Special Education released the following notification to the field.
Good Afternoon Special Education Leaders,
Please find an updated guidance memorandum related to Initial Evaluation Timeline: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/Timeline-for-Initial-Evaluation-Memo.pdf?la=en
This guidance will replace the December 21, 2018 guidance document titled: Timelines for Initial Evaluations
Additionally, we have revised the model Special Education Procedures and Practices Manual to reflect the updated guidance (specifically page 30): https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/Special-Education-Procedures-and-Practices-Manual.pdf
Please update your district manual accordingly.