DS vs. Unionville-Chadds Ford School District

PENNSYLVANIA

SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION
DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: D.T.

ODR # 7671/06-07 AS

Date of Birth: [redacted]
Dates of Hearing: 7/23/07; 9/18/07; 9/20/07; 9/24/07

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing:

Parent[s]

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District 740 Unionville Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348-1531

Representative:
Mark Voigt, Esquire
Plymouth Meeting Executive Campus 600 West Germantown Pike, Suite 400 Plymouth Meeting, PA 1946

Anne Hendricks, Esquire
1402 Masons Mill Business Park 1800 Byberry Road
Huntington Valley, PA 19006

Date Transcript Received: October 1, 2007

Date of Decision: October 16, 2007

Hearing Officer: Marcie Romberger, Esquire

 

BACKGROUND

Student is currently in the third grade in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Student is currently not identified as an exceptional child. Student believes [Student] should be identified as a child with a disability under Chapter 14 of the Pennsylvania Regulations and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [redacted]. The District does not agree that Student is exceptional.

ISSUES

  1. [Redacted.]
  2. Does Student qualify for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act? If so, does Student require specially designed instruction in the form of vision therapy, occupational therapy, and assistive technology?
  3. Should Student be reimbursed for the cost of the independent educational evaluations and related expenses paid to Mr. M, and Dr. B?
  4. Is Student entitled to 720 hours of compensatory education?
  5. Is Student entitled to attorney’s fees?
D-T-Unionville-Chadds-Ford-ODRNo-7671-06-07-AS

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