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.
SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS HEARING OFFICER
ODR File Number: 8375/07-08 AS
School District: Wils
on School District
Type of Hearing: Open
For the Student:
Mark W. Voigt, Esq.
Law Office of Mark Voigt
Plymouth Meeting Executive Campus
600 West Germantown Pike, Suite 400
Plymouth Meeting, PA For the School District:
Director of Special Education
Wilson School District
2601 Grandview Boulevard
West Lawn, PA 19609-1324
Sharon W. Montanye, Esq.
Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams
331 Butler Avenue
P.O. Box 5069
New Britain, PA 18901-5069
Dates of Hearing: February 8 and 25, 2008
Date Record Closed: March 26, 2008
Date of Decision: March 29, 2008
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers
Student received an IEP in her 3rd grade school year. She argues, however, that she was in need of specially designed instruction for her previous two school years. In this case, she seeks compensatory education for denial of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for her 1st and 2nd grade school years. She also requests reimbursement of the costs of private OT services obtained during that period. For the reasons described below, I find for the School District.
- Whether or not the School District has denied a free and appropriate public education to Student for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years, entitling Student to compensatory education; and
- Whether or not Student’s parents are entitled to reimbursement of occupational therapy expenses.