MS vs. Carlynton S.D.

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION

Child’s Name: MS

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

Date(s) of Hearing December 17, 2007

OPEN HEARING
ODR NO. 8229/2007-08 AS

Parents
Mr. and Mrs.

School District:

Carlynton S.D.
435 Kings Highway Carnegie, PA 15106

Parents’ Representative: Pro Se

District Representative:

Jocelyn Perry, Esq.
Law Offices of Ira Weiss 503 Ft. Pitt Commons Bldg. 445 Ft. Pitt Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Date Final Transcript Received: December 22, 2007 Date of Decision: January 6, 2008
Hearing Officer: Margaret Drayden, Esq.

Date Transcript/Exhibits Received: October 17, 2008

Date of Decision: October 21, 2008

Hearing Officer: Ronald Fischman, Ed.D.

Précis

Student is xx years old, who has received special education for a specific learning disorder in reading since the 8th grade. A due process hearing was requested by the District based on concerns regarding Student’s continued eligibility for special education and the District requests a finding that the Reevaluation Report is appropriate and that Student no longer qualifies for as a special education student for a specific learning disorder as there is no significant discrepancy between ability and achievement. Parent requests a finding that Student continues to qualify for special education services.

Issues

1. Is the District’s position, as reflected in the 9/18/07 Reevaluation Report, that Student is no longer in need of special education services accurate, or, conversely, does Student continue to qualify as a student with a specific learning disability?

MS-Carlynton-ODRNo-8229-2007-08-AS

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