EG vs. Wissahickon School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

5764/05-06 AS

File Number

E.G

Child’s Name

Xx/xx/xx

Date of Birth

12/06/05, 1/27/05, 1/30/06, 1/12/05, 2/06/06

Dates of Hearing

Open Type of Hearing

For the Student:

Parent(s)

Gary Mayerson, Esq. Mayerson & Associates 330 West 38th Street Suite 600

New York, New York 10018

For the Wissahickon School District:

Sue Knickerbocker, Supervisor of Special Education
Wissahickon School District
601 Knight Road

Ambler, PA 19002

Scott H. Wolpert, Esq.
Timoney, Knox, Hasson & Weand 400 Maryland Drive
P.O. Box 7544
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Dates of Hearing: December 6, 2005, January 27 and 30, and February 6, 2006

Date Record Closed: March 20, 2006

Date of Decision: April 4, 2005

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

Student is a xx-year old resident of the Wissahickon School District with severe autism. For the last year and one-half, he has attended a private school. His parents seek reimbursement of tuition and home program costs, contending that the School District has failed to offer a free and appropriate public education. For the reasons described below, I find for the School District.

ISSUES

  1. Whether or not the School District has offered a free and appropriate public education to Student since the 2004-2005 school year?

  2. If not, whether or not Student’s parents are entitled to tuition reimbursement and/or reimbursements of the costs of a home program?

E-G-Wissahickon-ODRNo-5764-05-06-AS

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