DC vs. Reading School District

PENNSYLVANIA

SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION
DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: DC

ODR # 7516/06-07

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

Dates of Hearing: May 1, 2007

OPEN HEARING

Parties to the Hearing:

Ms. Yolanda Smith Reading School District 800 Washington Street Reading, PA 19601-3616

Mr. and Mrs

Representative:

Richard L. Guida, Esquire Masano Bradley Attorneys at Law Suite 201
1100 Berkshire Boulevard Wyomissing, PA 19610

Jonathan S. Corchnoy, Esquire 1515 Market Street
Suite 1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Date Record was closed: June 22, 2007

Date of Decision: July 6, 2007

Hearing Officer: Marcie Romberger, Esquire

 

BACKGROUND

Student just completed the Second Grade in the Reading School District. Student has been identified as a child needing accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as a result of his diabetes. Student requested a due process hearing alleging a need for a full time medical professional who can dispense medication at his elementary school as an accommodation under Section 504. The Reading School District does not have a full time medical professional who can dispense medication in the elementary school Student attends, nor does it feels Student is in needs of such.

ISSUES

Is Student in need of someone at school full time who can dispense insulin and Glucagon to Student when necessary?

DC-Reading-ODRNo-7516-06-07

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