ES vs. Peters Township School District

Special Education Hearing Officer


Child’s Name: E.S.

Date of Birth: [redacted]

Date of Hearing: June 21, 2014


ODR Case # 15065-1314KE

Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]

Peters Township School District 631 East McMurray Road McMurray, PA 15317

Representative: Pro Se

Jocelyn Kramer, Esquire 445 Fort Pitt Boulevard Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Date Record Closed: June 13, 2014

Date of Decision: June 21, 2014

Hearing Officer: Jake McElligott, Esquire


[Student] (“student”) is a [teen-aged] student who has been identified as a student with a health impairment. The student resides in the Peters Township School District (“District”). On this record, the parties do not dispute that the student is a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“IDEA”)1. The parties’ dispute centers on the student’s eligibility for an extended school year (“ESY”) program. The District found the student to be ineligible for ESY programming for the summer of 2014. The parent maintains that the student is eligible for ESY programming.

For the reasons set forth below, I find in favor of the District.


Is the student eligible for ESY programming for the summer of 2014?


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