LP vs. Lower Merion School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION
DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: L.P.

ODR #3045/11-12-KE

Date of Birth: [redacted]

Dates of Hearing: June 19, 2012 July 31, 2012

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Parents

Lower Merion School District 301 E. Montgomery Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003

Representative:
Donald Litman, Esquire
200 Bucks Professional Center 247 New Street
Quakertown, PA 18951

Gail Weilheimer, Esquire Wisler, Perlstine, Talone, Craig,

Garrity and Potash Blue Bell Executive Campus

460 Norristown Road, Suite 110 Blue Bell, PA 19422

Date Record Closed: August 21, 2012

Date of Decision: August 30, 2012

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

Background

Student1 is a middle school aged child who resides in the Lower Merion School District [District] and currently attends a District middle school. The District filed for this hearing to establish the appropriateness of its December 23, 2011 re-evaluation in light of the Parents’ request for publicly funded Independent Educational Evaluations.

Issue

Was the District’s December 23, 2011 re-evaluation appropriate?

L-P-Lower-Merion-ODRNo-3045-11-12-KE

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