Residential schools operated by the State of California area are available for complete diagnostic evaluation and may be considered for the placement of certain individuals with disabilities. Such placement is made only upon recommendation of the IEP Team when no appropriate placement is available in the local area. A referral for further assessment is not considered a state school placement. Prior to referring a pupil to a state school, the district must first conduct assessments which are within the capability of the district. The results of such assessments and reasons for referral must accompany the referral request. The State Schools for the Blind and the Deaf are located in Fremont. A State School for the Neurologically Handicapped is in San Francisco.