CLTS FS Instructions Module 7 - School and Work


7.1 School
7.2 Employment

7.1 School

Does the child's physical health or stamina level cause the child to miss over 50% of school or classes or to require home education?

Unlike most questions on the CLTS FS, this one focuses on physical conditions only. This question is needed for children with physical disabilities who might be able to do their ADLs/IADLs but are unable to participate in school due to their physical condition.

This includes children who go to school but miss more than half of their classes due to therapies, treatments, or rest periods needed due to their condition. This does not include children who are present at school but have difficulties participating as a result of medication side effects, such as sedation.

Home-schooling may be a choice unrelated to the child's condition. Screeners will need to ask whether the child is being home-schooled because their physical health or stamina makes them unable to attend school most of the time.

If the child is not currently in school because of summer vacation or school holiday, but the current condition is such that the child would miss 50% if school were in session, the screener would check yes.

If the child has not missed school, but has a new diagnosis or an increase in the child's health needs, that will most likely cause them to miss 50% because of their treatment or condition, the screener would check yes.

If for any reason the screener questions the reason for home schooling, follow up with a qualified medical professional or a public school to verify the child's physical health or stamina needs.

Does the child's emotional or behavioral needs result in the child having failing grades, repeated truancy and/or expulsion; suspension; and/or inability to conform to school or work schedule more than 50% of the time. 

This question refers to the child's current situation or needs within the past 6 months. Do not check this for children who only need in-school supports for emotional or behavioral problems (that question is available on the Mental Health page). This is checked for the child who is in an alternative educational environment due to their emotional or behavioral needs. If a child can function well in a special school for children with emotional disorders but cannot function in a public school setting, screeners answer "yes" to this question.

Is the child currently home schooled?

If the child is home schooled for any reason, select "Yes" for this question. This does not include home bound instruction offered by the school district. Home school does not include any virtual education programs such as WI Virtual Academy.

Is child currently attending high school?

For the purposes of the screen, ninth through twelfth grade are considered high school.

If the child is between grades at school (for example it is June and the child has finished eighth grade and will enter high school in the fall) the screener will enter the anticipated grade. If the child is home schooled, consider the grade they would be in public school based on the child's age.

What year is the child expected to leave school?

For most children, this will be the anticipated graduation date. However, some children will graduate but not leave high school. In this situation the screener will use the anticipated date they will actually leave school. For many children this will be at age 21 years.

Transition related supports provided to the child

This question does not affect functional eligibility. It is included in the CLTS FS to help promote systems improvements for children age 14-18 and their parents. The screener will check services that have been identified for the child by their support team.

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7.2 Employment

Current employment status

This question is mostly to assist with job-related systems improvements.

"Currently employed" means that the person has a job and is actually working (not on medical leave).

Need for assistance to work

Screeners may need to ask some questions to distinguish the person's actual needs from services that may be provided.

Example: Sandy works in a sheltered workshop but really doesn't need help more than once a week. Screener should check that help is needed weekly, even though staff is present every day

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Last Revised: January 23, 2017