MC vs. Wissahickon School District

Pennsylvania
Special Education Hearing Officer

DECISION

Student’s Name: M.C.

Date of Birth: [redacted]

ODR No. 2509-1112AS

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing:

Parents

Wissahickon School District 601 Knight Road
Ambler, PA 19002

Representative:

Michael E. Gehring, Esquire McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. 30 Cassett Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312

Scott H. Wolpert, Esquire
Timoney Knox, LLP
400 Maryland Drive, P.O. Box 7544 Fort Washington, PA 19034

Dates of Hearing: 2/23/12, 5/2/12, 8/7/12, 8/9/12, 8/20/12, 8/27/12, 10/12/12, 11/19/12

Record Closed: December 21, 2012

Date of Decision: January 6, 2013

Hearing Officer: Brian Jason Ford

Introduction

The Student attended the District from kindergarten nearly until the end of the Student’s eleventh grade year. At that time, the Student attended a series of residential placements. The Parents demand reimbursement for those placements, compensatory education, and reimbursement for an IEE.

Issues

  1. Are the Parents entitled to tuition reimbursement for private placements from November 9, 2009 through June of 2010?
  2. Is the Student entitled to compensatory education from June of 2010 through July of 2012?
  3. Are the Parents entitled to reimbursement for an independent educational evaluation (IEE)?

M-C-Wissahickon-ODRNo-2509-1112AS

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