LG vs. Colonial School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

ODR No. 8854/07-08 AS LG ,

Student Colonial School District

EXPEDITED HEARING CLOSED HEARING

For the Student:

For the School District:
Colonial School District
230 Flourtown Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19452-1252

Sharon W. Montanye, Esq. Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams 331 Butler Avenue
P.O. Box 5069
New Britain, PA 18901-5069

Date of Due Process Hearing Request: May 14, 2008

Date of Expedited Hearing: June 5, 2008

Date of Receipt of Transcript: June 10, 2008

Date Record Closed: June 10, 2008

Date of Expedited Decision: June 12, 2008

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

This case concerns how many weeks in duration the extended school year services (ESY) should be provided to this severely impaired teenager with autism, mental retardation, and pervasive developmental delay. The School District proposes 20 school days of ESY services during the month of July, while the parents request 39 school days over the months of June, July and August. For the reasons described below, I find for the School District.

ISSUE

Should Student receive 20, or 39, school days of ESY services for summer 2008?

LG-Colonial-ODRNo-8854-07-08-AS

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