7680 - Independent Educational Evaluations
|Policy: Independent Educational Evaluations||Policy Number: 7680|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 05/18/2016|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 04/20/2016||Date of Next Review: 04/20/2019|
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Parents of children with disabilities have the right under Federal and State regulations to obtain and independent evaluation at public expense under certain conditions. Regulatory standards are outline in New York State Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Part 200.5(a)(1)(vi). Additionally, the Federal Regulations (34 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 300.503) specify requirements for an independent evaluation.
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.
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Sections 200.1(z) and 200.5(g)
34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Sections 300.12 and 300.503