BL vs. Pleasant Valley School District

This is a redacted version of the original decision. Select details 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

FINAL DECISION AND ORDER

Student’s Name: B.L.
Date of Birth: [redacted]

ODR No. 17625-1516KE

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing:

Pleasant Valley School District 2233 Route 115
Suite 100
Brodheadsville, PA 18322-2002

Parent[s]

Representative:

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

 

Introduction

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.

Issue

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

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