SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
Shawn D. Lochinger, Esq., PO Box 1146, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108-1146 (Phone) 717-231-6696; (Fax) 717-238-8622; (E-Mail) firstname.lastname@example.org
Child’s Name: D. S.
Date of Birth: [redacted]
Dates of Hearing: March 27 and 28, 2013
ODR No. 13570 / 12-13 KE
Parties to the Hearing:
Carbondale Area School District 101 Brookland Street Carbondale, PA 18407-2207
Ms. Heather Matejik, Esq.
1301 Masons Mill Business Park 1800 Byberry Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Date Record Closed: April 9, 2013
Date of Decision: April 12, 2013
Hearing Officer: Shawn D. Lochinger, Esq.
INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Student resides in the Carbondale Area School District (the “District”), and has been identified as gifted under the provisions of 22 Pa. Code §§ 16.1 – 16.65. Parents claim that the District has denied the Student an appropriate gifted education in that the District did not offer an appropriate gifted education plan while the Student was enrolled at the District. The Parents request compensatory education for the maximum length of time possible given the alleged inappropriateness of the program.
1) Has the District provided an appropriate gifted education program to the Student from February 12, 2012 through February 11, 2013 (the final day Student attended classes at the District)?
2) If not, should compensatory education be awarded in this matter?D-S-Carbondale-Area-ODRNo-13570-12-13-KE