MB vs. North Allegheny School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
Shawn D. Lochinger, Esq., PO Box 1146, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108-1146
(Phone) 717-231-6696; (Fax 717-238-8622; (E-Mail) slochinger@rhoads-sinon.com


DECISION

Child’s Name: M.B.
Date of Birth: [redacted]
Dates of Hearing: May 24, 2012

OPEN HEARING ODR No. 3076 / 11-12 AS

Parties to the Hearing: Parents

North Allegheny School District 500 Cumberland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Representative:

Pamela Berger, Esq. 434 Grace Street Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Michael L. Brungo, Esq. One Churchill Park 3301 McCrady Road Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Date Record Closed: May 31, 2012

Date of Decision: June 7, 2012

Hearing Officer: Shawn D. Lochinger, Esq.

INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

Student resides in the North Allegheny School District (“District”) and has been identified as gifted under the provisions of 22 Pa. Code §§ 16.1 – 16.65. Parents claim that the District is denying the Student an appropriate gifted education in that the District has proposed an inappropriate gifted education plan for the 2012/2013 school year by refusing to allow the Student to participate in Latin 1A.

ISSUE

Has the District proposed an appropriate gifted education plan to the Student despite refusing to enroll Student in Latin 1A for the 2012/2013 school year?

M-B-North-Allegheny-ODRNo-3076-11-12-AS

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