GK vs. Dallastown Area School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

6687/05-06 KE

File Number

G.K.

Child’s Name

[redacted]

Date of Birth

8/02/06, 9/08/06

Dates of Hearing

Closed

Type of Hearing

For the Student: Parent[s]

Amy Slody, Esq. Gibbel, Kraybill & Hess 41 East Orange Street Lancaster, PA 17602

For the Dallastown Area School District:

Lydia Schnetzka, Director of Special Education
Dallastown Area School District 2500 South Queen Street

York, PA 17402

Gina K. DePietro, Esq.
Sweet, Stevens, Tucker & Katz P.O. Box 5069
331 Butler Avenue
New Britain, PA 18901

Dates of Hearing: August 2 and September 8, 2006

Receipt of Last Transcript: September 13, 2006

Date of Decision: September 26, 2006

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

[Student] (Student) is [a pre-teenaged], 6th grade resident of the School District with learning disabilities in reading and written expression. Contending that the School District’s proposed program and placement for 2006-2007 is not appropriate, Student’s parents seek reimbursement of [Student’s] private school tuition. For the reasons described below, I find for Student’s parents.

ISSUE

Whether the appropriate educational program and placement for Student is the School District’s proposal or the [redacted] School (hereinafter Private School)?

G-K-Dallastown-Area-ODRNo-6687-05-06-KE

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