When the school gets the referral from the EI agency they must evaluate your child. After the evaluation the school meets with you and EI staff to decide if your child qualifies for special education. EI program staff should attend this meeting because they can tell the school district about your child's development, the services they received, and their current needs. If your child qualifies for special education, the school will have an IEP team meeting.
If your child qualifies for special education, the school district can provide services through an IEP or an IFSP in your child’s first year of school. The school should explain to you the differences between the plans.