1) Can an IEE be done by someone who is MORE qualified than the sd psychiatric and still be at public expense even if they charge more than typical psycho-educational evaluators? 2) Can the IEE be done by difficult child's previous therapist who is qualified/licensed to do both clinical psychochology and testing? (He is not one of the few that was on the list provvided by the sd and he obviously knows difficult child better than the sd.) (Update: I called difficult child's old therapist and he's going to pursue doing an IEE at public expense.) 3) The sd psychiatric and director of Special Education want me to sign full release forms between them and the IEE evaluator so "they can discuss information provided, the findings of reports, and payment". Obviously, they need to discuss payment and the IEE evaluator needs access to sd records, but I don't want them telling the IEE evaluator their impressions prior to his/her own evaluation and opinion being formed. How should I address this? The director of Special Education is at the central office- she does not have difficult child's records. It appears to me that the release form for access to records will be one I sign at the school itself. 4) I was told that when difficult child is released and goes back to a school wherever we are living, it is considered a transfer, therefore, that sd can choose to evaluation difficult child again. If they do that and have their own sd psychiatric evaluation difficult child, what happens as far as a parent's right for an IEE if a parent is only allowed to get one IEE paid for per year?