Educational Evaluations

On occasion, parents obtain at their expense an evaluation of their child by a practitioner in private practice.  The results of these evaluations are sometimes submitted to St. Lucie Public Schools for purposes of seeking placement in (determining eligibility for) special programs or services.  The results of such an evaluation must be considered by St. Lucie Public Schools in any decision made with respect to the provision of a free, appropriate education to the child.  This statement sets forth the manner in which St. Lucie Public Schools will consider such evaluation results and the conditions under which the district may accept such an evaluation as the School District’s evaluation.