MR vs. Mount Union Area School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION

DUE PROCESS HEARING

ODR File Number 6913/06-07 KE

Name of Child: MR

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

Date of Hearing: Xx/xx/xx

OPEN HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Ms.

Tonya DeVecchis-Kerr
Special Education Director
Mount Union Area School District 28 West Market Street
Mount Union, PA 17066

Representative:
Yvonne Husic, Esquire Northwood Office
2215 Forest Hills Drive (Suite 35) Harrisburg, PA 17112

Carl Beard, Esquire Andrews & Beard 3366 Lynnwood Drive Altoona, PA 16603

Date Transcript Received: September 30 2006
Date Record Closed: October 6, 2006
Date of Decision: October 10, 2006
Hearing Officer: Lynda A. Cook, Ed. D.

BACKGROUND

Student, a xx year old resident of the Mount Union School District, is in the eleventh grade. She is identified as eligible for and receives services for specific learning disability in reading, written expression and math. She also meets criteria for and receives emotional support services. In response to the Parent’s refusal to consent for a reevaluation and subsequent request for an independent educational evaluation (IEE), the District filed for due process to determine whether it has the right to conduct the reevaluation.

ISSUES

Whether the District has the right to reevaluate Student? (N.T. 10)

MR-Mount-Union-Area-ODRNo-6913-06-07-KE

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