This is a redacted version of the original hearing officer decision. Select details may have been
removed from the decision to preserve anonymity of the student. The redactions do not affect the
substance of the document.
Due Process Hearing for AT
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
File Number: 8250/07-08AS
Dates of Hearings:
January 28, 2008; February 4, 2008; April 23, 2008
Mr. and Mr.
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District 740 Unionville Rd
Kennett Square, PA 19348-1531
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq 30 Cassat Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312
Anne Hendricks, Esq
1402 Masons Mill Business Park 1800 Byberry Rd
Huntington Valley, PA 19006
Date Transcript Received: May 1, 2008
Closings Arguments Received: May 19, 2008
Date of Decision: June 14, 2008
Hearing Officer: David F. Bateman, PhD
Student is a xx year-old eligible resident of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (District) with a learning disability, whose Parents requested this Hearing on two specific issues. Parents allege a denial of child find by the District, and they seek an award of compensatory education for inappropriate services from 2005 to the present. The District alleges their program is appropriate and that since it has provided an appropriate program the various reimbursements sought are unwarranted.
This Hearing was delayed due to a resignation of the attorney for the Parents, a pregnancy by the new attorney for the Parents, and an illness by the Hearing Officer.
III. ISSUES PRESENTED
1) Is Student eligible for compensatory education for lack of child find, and
2) For inappropriate services for a denial of a free appropriate public education from April 2005 to the present?