Due Process Hearing for CH
Date of Birth: April 16, 1992
File Number: 8134/07-08AS
Dates of Hearings:
January 11, 2008; February 6, 2008; March 17, 2008
Souderton Area School District 760 Lower Road
Souderton, PA 18964-2311
Fred Stanczak, Esq 179 North Broad Street Doylestown, PA 18901
Karl Romberger, Esq Ten Sentry Parkway Suite 200
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Date Closing Arguments Received:April 25, 2008
Date of Decision:May 10, 2008
Hearing Officer:David F. Bateman, PhD
Student is a xx year-old eligible resident of the Souderton Area School District (District) with a learning disability, whose Parents requested this Hearing seeking reimbursement for the 2007-2008 school year at the Private School and related transportation costs. The District alleges their program is appropriate, is the least restrictive environment, and that since it would provide an appropriate program the various reimbursements sought are unwarranted.
There have been several previous due process hearings for Student. He currently attends the Private School as a result of an Appeals Panel decision1 that has recently been appealed to Federal Court.
III. ISSUE PRESENTED
Is Student eligible for tuition reimbursement (and transportation) for the 2007- 2008 school year to the Private School?