Special Education Hearing Officer
Child’s Name: J.W.
Date of Birth: [redacted]
Dates of Hearing: December 23, 2010 January 25, 2011
March 15, 2011
ODR Case # 01706-10-11-AS
Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]
Sto-Rox School District 600 Russellwood Avenue McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Representative: Pro Se
Aimee Zundel, Esquire Law Offices of Ira Weiss 445 Fort Pitt Boulevard Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Date Record Closed: March 15, 2011
Date of Decision: March 30, 2011
Hearing Officer: Jake McElligott, Esquire
INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Student is an elementary-school age student residing in the Sto-Rox School District (“District”) who has been identified as a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“IDEA”)1. The student has been identified as a student with an other health impairment (“OHI”) and attends a private placement. The District seeks to change the student’s placement, returning the student to a District-based placement. Parent wishes to maintain the private placement.
For the reasons set forth below, I find in favor of the District.
Is the District’s recommended District-based placement appropriate?J-W-Sto-Rox-ODRNo-01706-10-11-AS