DM vs. Centennial School District

Pennsylvania
Special Education Hearing Officer

DECISION

Child’s Name: D.M.

Date of Birth: [redacted]
Date of Hearing: June 23, 2011

CLOSED HEARING

ODR No. 1854-1011JS

Parties to the Hearing:

Parent[s]

Centennial School District 433 Centennial Road Warminster, PA 18974

Representative:

Pro Se

Anne E. Hendricks, Esquire Levin Legal Group
1301 Masons Mill Business Park 1800 Byberry Road

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Date Record Closed: June 28, 2011

Date of Decision: July 7, 2011

Hearing Officer: Cathy A. Skidmore, M.Ed., J.D.

 

INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

Student1 is an elementary school-aged student in the Centennial School District (hereafter District). Student, who is eligible for special education, was most recently evaluated in March 2011. The District requested a due process hearing after the Parents sought an independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense following completion of that March 2011 evaluation. The hearing convened in one session at which the parties presented evidence in support of their respective positions.2 For the following reasons, I find in favor of the District.

ISSUES

Whether the District’s March 2011 re-evaluation of Student was appropriate under the applicable law; and, if it was not, are the Parents and Student entitled to an IEE at public expense?

D-M-Centennial-ODRNo-1854-1011JS

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