Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE): EVALUATOR AGREES TO COME TO IEP, THEN VANISHES

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Christine:  I obtained an independent educational evaluation at public expense for academics. I didn’t get to see a copy of the contract between the psychologist and school district. However, the psychologist verbally agreed to come to an IEP meeting to explain and finalize his report. After the school district paid him $3,500, he vanished. I talked to his secretary and she said that the contract did not include his actual attendance at an IEP team meeting, only his “participation.” The school said they can’t reach him, and now neither can I. I’d like to see the contract, but the school hasn’t responded to my request.

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Dad2Luke

I’d look into local FOIA laws. Where I live school contracts are discussed and posted in the school board meeting minutes, and on the web site. However, the contracts are pretty vague. Although I suspect that there is an understanding that if the person wants future contracts they need to keep the school board happy.

Christine

I received a copy of the contract today. It clearly says his attendance at an IEP team meeting and mileage were part of the $3,500 he was paid. I’m wondering if it’s worth it to enforce the contract.