Initial Evaluations and Consent
Initial Evaluations and Consent. Parents must sign consent to have their child evaluated by the school, prior to any evaluations taking place. The school district has an obligation to do its initial evaluations before families can seek out evaluations from private therapists. Only if the parent disagrees with the initial evaluations from the school can he/she request an independent evaluation at the public's expense. An Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) is an evaluation conducted by a qualified examiner who is not employed by the school district responsible for your child's education. Public expense means that the district either pays for the full cost of the evaluation or ensures that the evaluation is otherwise provided at no cost to the parent.