JW vs. Sto-Rox School District

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


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?


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