• Independent Education Evaluations (IEEs)


    A parent or guardian may seek an Independent Educational Evaluation ("IEE") at public expense if the parent disagrees with an evaluation conducted by the District. However, the District may initiate a special education due process hearing to show that its evaluation is appropriate. This can occur before an IEE is conducted or after the parent has obtained an IEE and is asking for reimbursement. If the final decision of the hearing officer is that the evaluation was appropriate, the parent still has the right to an independent evaluation, but not at public expense.


    Fort Bend ISD – Request for IEE Process


    Step 1:  Review the Fort Bend ISD IEE Administrative Procedures

    Fort Bend ISD Special Education Administrative Procedures, IEE Procedures page 1042


    Step 2:  Click on the link below to access the Fort Bend ISD IEE Request Form

    IEE Request Form


    All requests for IEEs must go through the above request process. If you need assistance completing the IEE request process, please contact the Fort Bend ISD Special Education Department at 281-634-1143 and someone will assist you.


    Next Steps

    Once your request has been received, an email will be sent with information containing next steps. Please save this email for your reference. Fort Bend ISD processes requests for IEEs on a daily basis. However, depending on the individual circumstances related to each request, once all necessary documents have been received, it can take up to 10 school days for requests to be approved or denied. Once a request for an IEE has been approved, additional information will be sent to the parent/guardian via email. 


    Ongoing questions can be addressed by calling the Department of Special Education at 281-634-1143 or email to  Deena.Hill@Fortbendisd.com