GB vs. Elizabethtown Area School District

Decision

Due Process Hearing for GB

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

File Number: 8060/07-08LS

Dates of Hearings:
November 2, 2007; November 28, 2007; November 30, 2007; December 13, 2007; January 8, 2008

CLOSED HEARING

Parties:
Mr. and Mrs.

Elizabethtown Area School District 600 East High Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Representatives:
Jennifer Bradley, Esq Suite 320
1105 Berkshire Boulevard Wyomissing, P A 19610

Jeffrey Champagne, Esq
100 Pine Street, PO Box 1166 Harrisburg, P A 17108-1166

Date Transcript Received: January 13, 2008

Date Closing Arguments Received January 25, 2008

Date of Decision: February 9, 2008

Hearing Officer: David F. Bateman, PhD

I. BACKGROUND

Student is a xx year-old eligible resident of the Elizabethtown Area School District (District) with a learning disability, whose Parents requested this Hearing on three specific issues. They seek reimbursement for the 2007-2008 school year at the Private School and related transportation costs, reimbursement for the costs of an independent educational evaluation, an award of compensatory education for inappropriate services from 2005 to the present. The District alleges their program is appropriate, is the least restrictive environment, and that since it would provide an appropriate program the various reimbursements sought are unwarranted.

III. ISSUES PRESENTED

Is Student eligible for compensatory education for inappropriate services for a denial of a free appropriate public education for the years of 2005-2006, and 2006-2007?

Is Student eligible for tuition reimbursement (and transportation) for the 2007- 2008 school year to the Private School ?

Are the Parents entitled to reimbursement for an independent educational evaluation?

GB-Elizabethtown-Area-ODRNo-8060-07-08LS

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