Using the graphics to assist, explain to participants how an eligibility question a recruiter has might make its way up the chain of command.
The recruiter may want to talk with knowledgeable peers in his or her state to see if any of them have encountered a similar situation, and if so, how they resolved it (eligibility policies may differ from state to state, so the recruiter should either ask other recruiters within his or her own state or confirm responses from other states with the State ID&R Coordinator).
Next, the recruiter will want to consult with a supervisor.
Present all the relevant facts and dates, including information on each eligibility factor in the Child Eligibility Checklist.
The recruiter should also tell the supervisor whether he or she thinks the child or youth is eligible and explain why.
The recruiter’s supervisor will
make sure the recruiter has gathered all the information and understands the facts;
ask for additional information if needed;
check the state materials and the NRG;
contact colleagues and/or other districts to see if a similar issue came up elsewhere and how it was resolved;
provide a clear answer to the recruiter, if there is one;
check the state’s repository of eligibility questions that have been asked, answered, and communicated to all LEAs; and
refer the question or issue to the next person in the chain of command, usually the State ID&R Coordinator, if there is no clear answer.