KM vs. West Chester Area School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION

DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: K.M.

ODR #2728/11-12-KE

Date of Birth: [redacted]

Dates of Hearing: February 21, 2012 March 2, 2012

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Parents

West Chester Area School District 829 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19382

Representative: Pro Se

David T. Painter, Esquire
Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP 331 East Butler Avenue
New Britain, PA 18901

Date Record Closed: March 22, 2012

Date of Decision: April 11, 2012

Hearing Officer: Linda M. Valentini, Psy.D., CHO Certified Hearing Official

Background

Student1 is a teen aged child who resides in the West Chester Area School District [District] and currently attends a District high school. The Parents filed for this hearing, contesting the appropriateness of the District’s proposed Individualized Education Program [IEP] for Student, and asking for an order directing it to develop a new IEP that addresses all Student’s unique needs.

The District maintains that its proposed IEP is appropriate and should be implemented. For the reasons presented below, I find for the District.

Issue

Was the District’s proposed IEP of December 20, 2011 appropriate for Student?

K-M-West-Chester-Area-ODRNo-2728-11-12-KE

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