JZ vs. Central Bucks School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

ODR File Number: 7158/06-07 KE

Student: JZ

School District: Central Bucks

Type of Hearing: Closed

For the Student:

Frederick M. Stanczak, Esq.
Law Offices of Frederick M. Stanczak 179 North Broad Street, 2nd Floor Doylestown, PA 18901

For the School District:

Patricia Mueller
Supervisor of Special Education Central Bucks School District 16 Welden Drive
Doylestown, PA 18901

Scott H. Wolpert, Esq.
Timoney, Knox, Hasson & Weand, L.L.P. 400 Maryland Drive
P.O. Box 7544
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Due Process Hearing Request Date: November 24, 2006

Hearing Dates: February 26, 27, 28, and April 6, 2007

Date Record Closed: April 27, 2007

Decision Date: May 11, 2007

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

Student is a xx year old resident of the School District with dyslexia. Contending that he has been denied a free and appropriate public education since November 24, 2004, Student seeks compensatory education. Student’s parents also seek reimbursement of
the costs of an IEE, as well as tuition following their unilateral placement of Student into a private school. For the reasons described below, I find for Student on all issues except the IEE reimbursement.

ISSUES

Whether Student is entitled to compensatory education from November 24, 2004 until his unilateral private school enrollment in December 2006?

Whether Student’s Parents are entitled to reimbursement for private school tuition? And

Whether Student’s Parents are entitled to reimbursement for an independent educational evaluation?

JZ-Central-Bucks-ODRNo-7158-06-07-KE

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