LP vs. Stroudsburg Area School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

5484/05-06

AS File Number

L.P.

Child’s Name

Xx/xx/xx

Date of Birth

9/20/05, 9/27/05

Dates of Hearing

Open

Type of Hearing

For the Student:

Parent(s)

Mark W. Voigt, Esq.
Law Office of Mark Voigt
Plymouth Meeting Executive Campus 600 West Germantown Pike, Suite 400 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

For the East Stroudsburg Area School District:

Maria Cisciotta, Supervisor of Special Education
East Stroudsburg Area School District 321 North Courtland

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Anne E. Hendricks, Esq.
Levin Legal Group
1301 Masons Mill Business Park 1800 Byberry Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Dates of Hearing: September 20 and 27, 2005

Receipt of Last Transcript: October 3, 2005

Date of Decision: October 10, 2005

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

Student (Student) is an [elementary school-aged] gifted student of the East Stroudsburg Area School District (School District.) His parents contend that his 2004-2005 gifted individualized education program (GIEP) was not implemented appropriately and that the School District’s 2005-2006 proposed GIEP is not appropriate for Student. For the reasons described below, I find for the School District.

ISSUE

  1. Whether or not Student’s 2004-2005 GIEP was implemented appropriately?
  2. Whether or not the School District’s 2005-2006 proposed GIEP is appropriate?
L-P-East-Stroudsburg-Area-ODRNo-5484-05-06-AS

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