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    Default Conflict of interest?

    So dd is up for her 3 year school eval. They sent
    us the name of the Evaluator today. So naturally
    we google him- he has the same home address
    as the SPED Director! Not sure what their
    relationship is, but how can this be an objective
    evaluation? And how do we even deal with this with
    the district? Emailed the superintendent earlier,
    no response. Thanks for any insights!
    Ann

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    hmm.. honestly, I might wait till after the evaluation to raise those questions, if you disagree with the eval..

    If you feel the services offered are fair and fit your dd's needs I would go with it. However, if you feel there's a huge discrepancy between what you perceive as your dd's needs and what is offered, everything is up for reviewing - including objectivity.

    There's never a dull moment in all of this, is there? XOX! N

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    Ann,

    Is the evaluation a 3 year re-evaluation review done by the school district, or an IEE (independent educational evaluation)?

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    It is the 3 year district review. For some reason
    they went with an outside evaluator, we didn't
    ask for one.

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    Default My suggestion...

    I would recommend letting it ride, for now.

    Then in the next IEP meeting ask for the person (if they attend, which they should) to state their qualifications and their "relationship" to the district and/or district personnel. So it is all on the record.

    Then, if you do not agree with the evaulation, you can use the issue of conflict of interest as a reason to request an IEE (independent educational evaluation). In the case of an IEE, the parents get the choice of evaluators! Oh and the evaluation is paid for by the district!
    Last edited by justour2boys; 06-06-2012 at 09:44 PM. Reason: more info

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    Default i replied on the advocate forum

    The sped director is being absurd -- and illegal. see my reply over there. good luck!

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    Thanks so much for your thoughts!
    We have asked for mediation- I will keep everyone
    posted!

    Ann

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    good luck

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