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substance of the document.
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
DUE PROCESS HEARING
Name of Child: BR
ODR # 8253/07-08 LS
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Dates of Hearing: 1/10/08; 2/28/08; 2/29/08
3/3/08; 3/4/084/7/08; 4/29/08; 4/30/08; 5/16/08
Parties to the Hearing:
Columbia Borough School District 200 North 5th Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Drew Christian, Esquire 801 Monroe Avenue Scranton, PA 18510
Jeffrey Champagne, Esquire McNees, Wallace & Nurick 100 Pine Street
P.O. Box 1166
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1166
Date Transcript Received: May 23, 2008
Date of Decision: June 9, 2008
Hearing Officer: Marcie Romberger, Esquire
Student is a xx year old Student of the Columbia Borough School District. He is scheduled to graduate at the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Student does not believe his program and placement has been appropriate or in the least restrictive environment.
Did Student receive an appropriate program from October, 2005 to January 10, 2008?
Did Student receive programming in the least restrictive environment?
Is Student entitled to compensatory education?
Is Student entitled to an independent educational evaluation, an independent functional behavioral analysis, and an independent transition assessment?BR-Columbia-Borough-ODRNo-8253-07-08-LS