Special Education Hearing Officer
Child’s Name: A. B.
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xxxx
Dates of Hearing: 10/2/2008, 12/22/2008
ODR No. 9026/07-08 AS
Parties to the Hearing:
801 Monroe Avenue Scranton,
Susan L. Bigger, Superintendent
East Lycoming School District
349 Cemetery Street Hughesville,
School District Attorney:
Esq. McNees, Wallace & Nurick 100
Pine Street P.O. Box 1166 Harrisburg,
Date Record Closed:
January 16, 2009
Date of Decision: January 30, 2009
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers
INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
(Student) 1 is an adolescent student of the East Lycoming School District (School District). Student’s Parents contend that, since the 2006-2007 school year and through the current 2008-2009 school year, Student’s (Individualized Education Programs) IEPs have been inappropriate and Student has not been placed in the least restrictive environment (LRE). After two due process hearing sessions and review of the parties’ written closing arguments, I find for the School District for the reasons described below.
Whether the School District failed to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to Student for the 2006-2007 school year? Whether the School District failed to provide FAPE to Student for the 2007-2008 school year? Whether Student’s current 2008-2009 program and placement are appropriate?