Parent not entitled to independent educational evaluation at public expense.

Topic: Special Education, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2015-06-08 
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After the school district’s speech language pathologist determined after evaluation that a student may not benefit from continued speech therapy, the student’s parent requested an independent evaluation to be conducted at public expense.  However, the parent was not entitled to a second publicly-funded evaluation because the school district’s evaluation was appropriate and comported with federal law.