Topic: independent evaluations

United States Department Of Education Issues Letter Guidance Regarding Private Evaluator’s Access To Classrooms For Student Observation

Once again, the Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (“OSERS”) has weighed in on the rights of school districts to limit outside evaluators from accessing school classrooms. The most recent guidance addresses the issue of whether a public agency may limit the length of time an independent evaluator hired by a…

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Pullman & Comley’s November 21, 2014 Special Education Legal Issues Forum

Pullman & Comley School Law attorneys Michael P. McKeon, Mark J. Sommaruga, and Susan L. Scott discussed recent, noteworthy court and hearing officer decisions in the area of special education, as well as reviewed trends and best practices pertaining to manifestation determinations, private placements, independent evaluations and common PPT conundrums at Pullman & Comley’s Fall…

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