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Special Education Hearing Officer
FINAL DECISION AND ORDER
Student’s Name: B.L.
Date of Birth: [redacted]
ODR No. 17625-1516KE
Parties to the Hearing:
Pleasant Valley School District 2233 Route 115
Brodheadsville, PA 18322-2002
Glenna Hazeltine, Esq.
King, Spry, Herman, Freund, & Faul One West Broad Street, Suite 700 Bethlehem, PA 18018
Heather Hulse, Esq. McAndrews Law Office 30 Cassatt Avenue Berwyn, PA 19312
Dates of Hearing: 06/01/2016
Record Closed: 06/20/2016
Date of Decision: 07/01/2016
Hearing Officer: Brian Jason Ford, JD, CHO
This matter concerns the appropriateness of a special education evaluation of a student (Student), conducted by the Pleasant Valley School District (District).1 The Student’s parent (Parent) disagreed with the evaluation, and asked the District to pay for an independent educational evaluation (IEE). The District, as required by the IDEA, then requested this due process hearing to defend the appropriateness of the evaluation.
A single issue was presented in this due process hearing: Was the District’s reevaluation appropriate and, if not, are the Parents entitled to an IEE at public expense?2