ET vs. Bethlehem Area School District

Pennsylvania
Special Education Hearing Officer

DECISION

Child’s Name: ET

Date of Birth: XX/XX/XX

Dates of Hearing:
November 17, 2008 & November 20, 2008 February 5, 2009, February 24, 2009 & March 5, 2009

CLOSED HEARING

ODR Case # 8977-07-08-LS

Parties to the Hearing: Ms.

Mr. Richard Agretto
Bethlehem Area School District 1815 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Representative: Pro Se

Ms. Glenna Hazeltine King, Spry, et. al.
One West Broad Street Suite 700

Bethlehem, PA 18018

Date Record Closed: March 30, 2009

Date of Decision: April 14, 2009

Hearing Officer: Jake McElligott, Esquire

INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

Student (“student”) is a teen-aged student residing in the Bethlehem Area School District (“District”) who has been identified as a student with a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”)1 and Chapter 15 of the Pennsylvania education regulations (“Chapter 15”)2. Student’s parents claim that the District failed to implement Student’s Section 504 plan/Chapter 15 service agreement (“Chapter 15 service agreement”).

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

ISSUES

Did the District appropriately implement the student’s Chapter 15 service agreement over the period September 2007 –February 2008?

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