Steps for parents seeking reimbursement for unilaterally obtained IEEs
- The district will not consider a parent request for payment for a unilateral parent-initiated IEE unless the District receives a written request within a reasonable time after receipt of the results of the evaluation. A reasonable time id defined as 15 calendar days subsequent to the first IEP meeting held after completion of the IEE report.
An original billing form must be submitted to the District prior to any reimbursement being made. Before any reimbursement is made, all criteria discussed in this policy must be met and the written evaluation report received.
- The District will deny payment of IEE conducted by an evaluator who does not meet the minimum qualifications as defined elsewhere in this policy;
- The District will deny payment for an IEE that does not meet the minimum state and federal criteria for educational identification of the specific handicap(s) discussed in the IEE.
Upon request for District reimbursement for a unilaterally parent-initiated IEE, the District may request a due process hearing to prove its own evaluation is appropriate.