DB vs. Philadelphia


ODR File No.: 7935/07-08 LS

Student: D.B.

School District: Philadelphia

Type of Hearing: Closed

For the Student:

For the School District:

Kenneth Cooper, Esq.
Office of General Counsel
School District of Philadelphia
440 North Broad Street, Third Floor Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015

Due Process Hearing Request Date: July 23, 2007

Hearing Date: September 19, 2007

Date transcript received: September 25, 2007

Decision Date: October 5, 2007

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers


Student is a xx year old, eleventh grade high school student who contests two School District determinations: that Student made several false 911 emergency services calls from the high school; and that this behavior was not a manifestation of Student’s disability. For the reasons described below, I find for the School District.


Whether or not the behavior of which Student is accused is a manifestation of Student’s disability.



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