JM vs. Neshannock Township School District

Pennsylvania
Special Education Hearing Officer

DECISION

Child’s Name: J.M.

Date of Birth: [redacted]
Date of Hearing: November 9, 2010

OPEN HEARING

ODR No. 01714-1011JS

Parties to the Hearing: Parents

Mrs. Connie Fiorante
Director of Pupil Services Neshannock Township School District 3834 Mitchell Road
New Castle, PA 16105

Representative:

James R. Clark, Esquire 277 Millwood Road Lancaster, PA 17603

Jonathan Solomon, Esquire 421 E. Moody Avenue New Castle, PA 16101

Date Record Closed: November 16, 2010

Date of Decision: November 29, 2010

Hearing Officer: Cathy A. Skidmore, M.Ed., J.D.

INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

[Student] (hereafter Student) is a [pre-teenaged] resident of the Neshannock Township School District (hereafter District) and has been identified as in need of gifted educational programming. Student’s parents filed a due process complaint on October 26, 2010 claiming that the District failed to provide [Student] with an appropriate1gifted education for the one-year time period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint.

The matter proceeded to a due process hearing which was completed in one session. Both parties presented evidence to support their respective positions.2 For the reasons which follow, I find in favor of the parents and Student.

ISSUES

1. Whether the District provided an appropriate gifted education to Student; 2. If not, is Student entitled to compensatory education and in what amount.

J-M-Neshannock-Township-ODRNo-01714-1011JS

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