BC vs. Pocono Mountain School District

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.

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

ODR File No.: 7701/06-07 KE
Student: BC
School District: Pocono Mountain
Type of Hearing: Closed

For the Student:

Parent

For the School District:

Brian J. Ford, Esq.
King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
One West Broad Street, Suite 700
Bethlehem, PA Pocono Mountain School District
P.O. Box 200
Swiftwater, PA

Due Process Hearing Request Date: May 14, 2007
Hearing Date: July 5, 2007
Date of Receipt of Transcript: July 9, 2007
Decision Date: July 18, 2007
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

Student is a xx year old resident of the School District with serious emotional and behavioral issues whose parent contests the School District’s May 14, 2007 NOREP recommending a particular private school placement. In addition, the School District contests a parental request that certain summer camps be funded out of Student’s compensatory education award. For the reasons described below, I conclude that the School District’s May 14, 2007 NOREP is appropriate, and I conclude that the request for funding of certain summer camps must be denied.

ISSUES

Is the School District’s May 14, 2007 NOREP appropriate?

Must the School District fund Student’s June 14, 2007 request for payment of three [redacted] Camps?

BC-PoconoMountain-ODRNo-7701-06-07-KE

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