CP vs. Central Bucks 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.

IN THE PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION

FINAL DECISION AND ORDER
ODR File No. 3231-1112KE

CLOSED HEARING

Child’s Name: C.P.1
Date of Birth: [redacted]

Hearing Date(s): July 3, 2012

Parties to the Hearing

Parent(s)

Central Bucks School District 20 Welden Drive Doylestown, PA 18901

Representative

Pro se

Scott Wolpert, Esquire Timoney Knox, LLP 400 Maryland Drive Fort Washington, PA 19034

Record Closed: July 22, 2012

Date of Decision: July 25, 2012

Hearing Officer: Brian Jason Ford

 

Introduction and Procedural History

This matter arises under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C.
§ 1400 et seq., as amended (IDEA). The Central Bucks School District (District) initiated this hearing upon rejecting the Parents’ request for an independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense. The hearing convened in a single session on July 3, 2012. Both parties presented evidence and testimony. During the hearing, the parties agreed to a schedule for written closing statements and, per that agreement, I ordered that closing statements were due on or before July 16, 2012. NT at 367-370. The District submitted a written closing on July 16, 2012. The Parents2 did not submit a written closing statement by the deadline. After the deadline, the Parents requested an extension and the District agreed. The decision due date was extended by eight days to July 27, 2012. The Parents submitted a written closing statement on July 21, 2012.

Issue

Is the Student entitled to an IEE at public expense?

C-P-Central-Bucks-ODRNo-3231-1112KE

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