Parents of children with disabilities have the right under Federal and State regulations to obtain an independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense under certain conditions. Regulatory standards are outlined in New York State Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Part 200.5(g). Additionally, the Federal Regulations (34 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 300.502) specify requirements for an independent evaluation.
A parent is entitled to only one IEE at public expense each time the District conducts an evaluation with which the parent disagrees.
Administrative regulations on independent evaluations will be developed in order to explain the rights of parents and the responsibilities of school districts with regard to independent evaluations, and also to avoid any misunderstandings.
34 CFR Sections 300.12 and 300.502
8 NYCRR Sections 200.1(z) and 200.5(g)
Adopted June 13, 2017