JN vs. Pittsburgh City School District

HEARING OFFICER DECISION/ORDER
CHILD’S NAME: J.N.
PITTSBURGH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (ODR FILE NO. 6765/06-07 KE)

Date of Birth: [REDACTED]
Type of Hearing: Closed
Dates of Hearing: 8/ 31/2006; 8/14/2006; 9/15/2006

I. PARTIES TO THE HEARING

PARENTS:

[REDACTED]

PARENTS’ REPRESENTATIVE:

Pamela Berger, Esquire
312 Blvd. of the Allies, Suite 600 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

DISTRICT CONTACT:

Pittsburgh City School District 341 S. Bellefield Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3516

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE:

Jocelyn M. Perry, Esquire
503 Ft. Pitt Commons Building 445 Ft. Pitt Blvd.
Pittsburgh PA 15219

DATE TRANSCRIPT RECEIVED:

September 19, 2006

HEARING OFFICER:

Dorothy J. O’Shea, Ph.D.

___________________

Signature: Hearing Officer

September 28, 2006

Date of Decision/Order

 

HEARING OFFICER DECISION/ORDER
CHILD’S NAME: J.N.
PITTSBURGH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (ODR FILE NO. 6765/06-07 KE)

II. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Student was an [REDACTED] year old, eligible student during the 2005-2006 school year. On June 13, 2006, [REDACTED] (i.e., Student’s Parents) made a due process hearing request, alleging that Student did not receive proper supervision and management, and suffered repeated injuries at the [REDACTED] (here-in-after “Institute”). Based on a Pittsburgh City School District (i.e., District) recommendation and Parental approval, Student attended Institute from 2002 until the start of the 2006-2007 school year. The Parents opined that Student did not make appropriate progress while at Institute during the 2004-2005 school year. Further, the Parents contended that Student’s 2003 reevaluation report (ER), (i.e., his operational ER during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years), was insufficient in scope and information to support appropriate programming (Hearing Officer Exhibit 4, pages 26-29: HO 4, 26-29).

IV. ISSUES

The parties agreed to the hearing issues on the record (NT 23):

  • Was Student improperly supervised and monitored, and repeatedly injured at Institute?
  • Did Student make inappropriate progress in the 2004-2005 school year?
  • Was the 2003 reevaluation insufficient in scope and information to support programming through the 2004-2005 IEPs and the 2005-2006 IEPs?

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