BR vs. Columbia Borough 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

DECISION

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

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing:

Ms.

Columbia Borough School District 200 North 5th Street
Columbia, PA 17512

Representative:
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

 

BACKGROUND

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.

ISSUES

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

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