MD vs. Kiski Area School District

Pennsylvania
Special Education Hearing Officer

DECISION

Child’s Name: M.D.

Date of Birth: [redacted]

Date of Hearing: June 14, 2010

CLOSED HEARING

ODR No. 01147-09-10-JS

Parties to the Hearing: Parents

Ray M. Milke
Director of Student Support Services Kiski Area School District
200 Poplar Street
Vandergrift, PA 15690

Representative:

Pro Se

Aimee Willett, Esquire Andrews and Beard
P. O. Box 1311
Altoona, PA 16603-1311

Date Transcript Received: June 19, 2010

Date of Decision: June 21, 2010

Hearing Officer: Cathy A. Skidmore, Esq.

INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

Student1 is [a preteen-aged] student who resides within the geographical area served by Kiski Area School District (hereafter District). Student is eligible for special education by reason of mental retardation and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Student’s parents requested a due process hearing to determine whether the District should be obligated to provide transportation for Student to attend an extended school year (ESY) program at a private school.

A one-session hearing was held on June 14, 2010. For the reasons set forth below, I find in favor of the District.

ISSUES

Whether the District should be required to provide transportation for Student for the summer program in which Student is enrolled in 2010.

M-D-Kiski-Area-ODRNo-01147-09-10-JS

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