GS vs. Great Valley School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION
DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: G.S.

ODR #14998 / 13-14-KE

Date of Birth:

[redacted]

Dates of Hearing: July 22, 2014 September 23, 2014

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]

Great Valley School District 47 Church Road
Malvern, PA 19355

Representative:
Lorrie McKinley, Esquire McKinley & Ryan
16 West Market Street West Chester, PA 19382

David Painter, Esquire
Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams 331 East Butler Avenue
New Britain, PA 18901

Date Record Closed: October 3, 2014

Date of Decision: October 16, 2014

Hearing Officer: Linda M. Valentini, Psy.D., CHO Certified Hearing Official

Background

Student1 is an early elementary school aged student who was evaluated by the District and found eligible for special education under the primary classification of Other Health Impairment [ADHD] and the secondary classification of Speech or Language Impairment. The Parents requested an Independent Educational Evaluation [IEE] at public expense because they disagreed in several respects with the conclusions of the District’s evaluation. The District filed for this hearing as it was required to do when it declined the Parents’ request.

Issue

Was the District’s evaluation of the Student appropriate under the IDEA?

G-S-Great-Valley-ODRNo-14998-13-14-KE

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