KZ vs. School District of Philadelphia

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION
DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: KZ

ODR #8533/07-08 KE

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

Date of Hearing: May 30, 2008

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Mr. and Mrs.

Special Services Director
SDOP [redacted] Regional Office Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 191xx

Representative: Pro Se

Kenneth Cooper, Esquire
Office of General Counsel
440 N. Broad Street, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Date Transcript Received: June 4, 2008

Date of Decision: June 14, 2008

Hearing Officer: Linda M. Valentini, Psy.D.

Background

Student is a xx year old student who resides with Mr. and Mrs. (hereinafter Parents) in the School District of Philadelphia (hereinafter District). He is eligible for special education services under the classification of emotional disturbance, and attends the [redacted] Elementary school where he receives resource room level part-time learning support services. The District believes that Student requires full-time emotional support services and asked for this hearing because the Parents did not approve the proposed program and placement.

Issue

In order to receive a free, appropriate public education does Student require a full-time emotional support program in one of the settings the School District of Philadelphia has offered to the Parents?

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