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7680 - Independent Educational Evaluations

Policy: Independent Educational Evaluations Policy Number: 7680
Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002 Date Revision Adopted: 02/03/2021
Reviewed by Policy Committee: 01/13/2021 Date of Next Review: 01/13/2024
Replacement of Policy Number:  

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

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080