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


6682/05-06 KE
File Number

Child’s Name

Date of Birth

Date of Hearing

Type of Hearing

For the Student:

Mr. and Mrs.

Alan L. Yatvin, Esq.
Popper & Yatvin
230 S. Broad Street, Suite 503 Philadelphia, PA 19102

For the Scotland School for Veterans Children:

Ronald Grandel, Superintendent Scotland School for Veterans Children 3583 Scotland Road
Scotland, PA 17254-1200

Marsha Mills Davis, Esq.
Assistant Chief Counsel
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Building 7-1
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5003

Date of Hearing: August 3, 2006
Date of Receipt of Transcript: August 10, 2006
Date of Decision: August 14, 2006
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers Background



Student is a xx year old, 7th grade resident of the [Redacted] School District. Last school year, Student attended 6th grade at the Scotland School for Veterans Children (“Scotland School” or “the School”), where it was determined that he has a specific learning disability. The School requested that Student’s parents withdraw him from the School and enroll him in the [Redacted] School District, where they reside, for receipt of necessary special education services. Student argues that the School is required to provide the special education services that he needs; the School contends that it is not. For the reasons described below, I find for the Student.



  •   Whether the Scotland School is required to ensure a free and appropriate public education to its students with disabilities?
  •   Whether the Scotland School denied a free and appropriate public education to the Student in this case?



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