CK vs. Perkiomen Valley School District

This is a redacted version of the original decision. Select details 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

FINAL DECISION AND ORDER

Student’s Name: C.K.

Date of Birth: [redacted]

ODR No. 16204-1415KE

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing:
Parent[s]
Perkiomen Valley School District

Representative:

Pro Se

Christina Stephanos
Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP

Dates of Hearing: Record Closed: Date of Decision: Hearing Officer:

331 Butler Ave.
New Britain, PA 18601

Record Closed: June 3, 2015

Date of Decision: June 3, 2015

Hearing Officer: Brian Jason Ford

Pendency and Jurisdiction Determination

Introduction

This memorandum and order resolves the question of whether I have jurisdiction to preside over this special education due process hearing. I conclude that I do not have authority to hear this matter and dismiss the hearing for that reason. I also address the parties’ concerns about the  Student’s “stay-put” or pendent placement, but only as dicta. This memorandum and order is dispositive, and so it is formatted in the style of a final decision and order.

Issue

Does the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) have subject matter jurisdiction over the claims raised in the Parents’ Complaint of April 28, 2015?

 

 

C-K-Perkiomen-Valley-ODRNo-16204-1415KE

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