Special Education Hearing Officer
FINAL DECISION AND ORDER
Student’s Name: E.G.
Date of Birth: [redacted]
Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]
Springfield Township School District
1901 Paper Mill Road Orland, PA 19075
Michele Mintz, Esq.
Fox Rothschild, LLP
10 Sentry Parkway, Ste. 200 PO Box 3001
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Dates of Hearing: N/A
Record Closed: July 18, 2016
Date of Decision: July 18, 2016
Hearing Officer: Brian Jason Ford, JD, CHO
This special education due process hearing concerns the educational rights of a [beyond teenaged] student (Former Student) who graduated from the Springfield Township School District (District) in June of 2014. The Student’s father (Father) requested this due process hearing against the District, alleging violations of the Student’s special education rights.
The Complaint raises claims concerning the Former Student and another of the Father’s children. Claims arise under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq. and its federal and state implementing regulations. The matter was bifurcated, and claims concerning the other child are captioned under a separate ODR file number.
The District filed a motion to dismiss (MTD), raising two bases for dismissal. First, the District argues that the claims raised in Complaint are barred, at least in part, by a prior settlement agreement. Second, the District argues that the Complaint is untimely.
For the reasons stated below, I grant the District’s MTD and dismiss this matter.E-G-Springfield-Township-ODRNo-17867-1516AS