Court sides with school district, rejects student’s request for independent evaluation

Topic: Special Education, Decided by: Judge Barnes 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: February 27, 2024 
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A third-grade student and his mother requested that his school district fund an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at public expense to assess his disabilities and educational needs. This request was made directly following an initial evaluation conducted by the district, which found that the student’s ADHD disorder did not necessitate specialized instruction. Upon reviewing the methodology used in the initial evaluation, the Court found that the student was not entitled to an IEE at public expense because the initial evaluation met the requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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