DJ vs. School District of Philadelphia

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

5891/05-06 AS

File Number

D.J.

Child’s Name

Xx/xx/xx

Date of Birth

12/19/05

Date of Hearing

Open

Type of Hearing

For the Student:

Parent

For the School District of Philadelphia:

Kimberly Caputo, Esq.
School District of Philadelphia
440 North Broad Street – Third Floor Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015

Date of Hearing: December 19, 2005

Date of Receipt of Transcript: December 23, 2005

Date of Decision: January 5, 2006

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

 

BACKGROUND

Student (Student) is a/an xx year old resident of the School District of Philadelphia (School District) whose parent1 complains that Student is not receiving a free and appropriate public education in his current educational program and placement, that the School District has breached an agreement to provide bus tokens for transportation to school, and that the School District has used compensatory education services to supplant, rather than to supplement, other educational services to which Student is entitled. For the reasons described below, I find for the

 

ISSUES

  1. Whether or not Student is receiving FAPE during his twilight program;
  2. Whether or not the School District has breached an agreement to provide bus tokens to Student for transportation to school; and
  3. Whether or not 60 hours of compensatory education awarded by me in the past has been used to supplant, rather than to supplement, other educational services (apparently called “SES”) to which Student is also entitled.
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