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IN THE PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
FINAL DECISION AND ORDER
ODR File No. 3231-1112KE
Child’s Name: C.P.1
Date of Birth: [redacted]
Hearing Date(s): July 3, 2012
Parties to the Hearing
Central Bucks School District 20 Welden Drive Doylestown, PA 18901
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.
Is the Student entitled to an IEE at public expense?