BM vs. Ambridge area 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.

Due Process Hearing

B.M. (#6652/05-06 AS)
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Date of Hearing: August 1, 2006
Open Hearing

Parties to the Hearing

Parent
Mr. and Mrs.

School District Ambridge Area

Representative

pro se

Representative Jocelyn Perry, Esq.

Transcript Received August 7, 2006

Date of Decision August 14, 2006

Hearing Officer David Y. K. Lee

 

II. BACKGROUND

Student is a xx-year-old student in the Ambridge Area School District (hereafter District). He was identified as a Mentally Gifted student toward the end of his first grade year. During the 2005-2006 school year, Student was a third grade student receiving Gifted Support (hereafter GS) at the Elementary School (hereafter Elementary). The parents were dissatisfied with the GS program and requested a due process hearing. Furthermore, the parents were also of the opinion that Student should skip fourth grade and be placed in fifth grade for the 2006-2007 school year.

B-M-Ambridge-Area-ODRNo-6652-05-06-AS

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