SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
DUE PROCESS HEARING
Name of Child: K.M.
Date of Birth: [redacted]
Dates of Hearing: February 21, 2012 March 2, 2012
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
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.
Was the District’s proposed IEP of December 20, 2011 appropriate for Student?