EC vs. School District of Philadelphia

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION

EXPEDITED DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: E. C.

ODR #6023/05-06 LS

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Date of Hearing: November 21, 1989

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Parent

School District of Philadelphia 440 N. Broad Street, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Representative: Pro Se

Mimi Rose, Esquire
Office of General Counsel School District of Philadelphia 440 N. Broad Street 3rd Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Date Transcript Received: November 22, 2005

Date of Decision: November 24, 2005

Hearing Officer: Linda M. Valentini, Psy.D.

Background

Student is a [teenaged] eligible student enrolled in the School District of Philadelphia (hereinafter District). Student was involved in a behavioral incident at school to which the school responded by holding a manifestation determination meeting. The team determined that the incident was not a manifestation of Student disability. Student mother, Parent (hereinafter Parent) requested this expedited hearing to challenge that finding.

Issue

Did the manifestation determination team correctly determine that Student actions were not a manifestation of his disability?

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