KF vs. School District of Philadelphia

Decision

Due Process Hearing for KF

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

File Number: 7272/06-07LS

Date of Hearing: February 23, 2007

CLOSED HEARING

Parties:

School District of Philadelphia 440 North Broad Street
Suite 313
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Representative: Pro Se

Kimberly Caputo, Esq. Office of General Counsel 440 North Broad Street Suite 313

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Date Transcript Received: February 28, 2007

Date of Decision: March 10, 2007

Hearing Officer: David F. Bateman, PhD

I. BACKGROUND

Student is a xx-year old resident of the School District of Philadelphia (hereinafter District) eligible for Section 504/Chapter 15 Service Agreement as a handicapped student. He currently attends eighth grade at [redacted] School. The Parent requested the present due process hearing to determine the appropriateness of the Section 504 plans of February 2005, December 2005, and December 2006. She alleges the plans as offered by the District are inappropriate and are denying Student a free appropriate public education. Specifically, she states the service agreements lack specificity and lack standards for measuring progress. Finally, she alleges the service agreements deny Student the private school education that has been recommended by licensed behavioral and mental health professionals.

The District stated the Service Agreements are appropriate and are designed to provide Student with the opportunity to make meaningful educational gain consistent with the requirements of Section 504.

II. ISSUE PRESENTED

The adequacy and appropriateness of the February 2005, December 2005, and December 2006, Section 504 Service Agreements.

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