MM vs. MARS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

HEARING OFFICER DECISION/ORDER CHILD’S NAME: M.M
(ODR FILE NO. 6251/05-06 KE)
MARS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Type of Hearing: CLOSED
Dates of Hearing: March 28, 2006; April 12, 2006; April 25, 2006; May 10, 2006

I. PARTIES TO THE HEARING

PARENT:

Parent

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE:

Lilian Akin, Esquire 428 Connor Street Pittsburgh, PA 15207

DISTRICT CONTACT:

Dr. Susan G. Cunnup Mars Area School District 549 Route 228

Mars, PA 16046

DATE TRANSCRIPT RECEIVED:

MAY 16, 2006

HEARING OFFICER:

Dorothy J. O’Shea, Ph.D.

___________________________

Signature: Hearing Officer

MAY 25, 2006

Date of Decision/Order

IN RE: STUDENT v. MARS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

CASE NO. 6251/05-06 KE

II. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Student, age 14, a resident of the Mars Area School District (i.e., the District), attended the District’s High School as a 9th grader during the 2005-2006 school year. In January 2006, Student’s mother, Parent, made a due process hearing request. The parties disputed whether or not Student is eligible for special education services and is entitled to compensatory education.

IV. ISSUES

The parties agreed to the hearing issues on the record (Notes of Transcript, page 26: NT 26):

1. IsStudenteligibleforspecialeducationasastudentwithaSpecificLearning Disability, Emotional Disturbance, and/or an Other Health Impairment?

2. If eligible, is Student entitled to compensatory education back to May of 2002?

The Hearing Officer granted continuances on the record (HO 1, HO2, HO 4, HO 6). (34 C.F.R. §300.511(c)). Student’s hearing initiated March 28, 2006 and adjourned May 10, 2006.

M-M-MARS-AREA-ODRNo-6251-05-06KE

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