Special Education Hearing Officer
Child’s Name: MZ
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xxxx
Dates of Hearing:
February 24, 2009, March 5, 2009, April 1, 2009 & April 2, 2009
ODR Case # 9532-08-09-AS
Parties to the Hearing:
Mr. Richard Agretto
Bethlehem Area School District 1815 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Representative: Pro Se
Ms. Glenna Hazeltine King, Spry, et. al.
One West Broad Street Suite 700
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Date Record Closed: May 12, 2009
Date of Decision: May 14, 2009
Hearing Officer: Jake McElligott, Esquire
Student is a 13-year old student in 7th grade residing in the Bethlehem Area School District (“District”) who has been identified as a child with a disability under the federal1 and Pennsylvania2 special education laws. He is diagnosed with pervasive developmental delay-not otherwise specified and central auditory processing disorder (“CAPD”). Student also qualifies as [Redacted].
The District perceives the need to comprehensively re-evaluate Student . Parent has been unwilling to provide permission for such a re- evaluation. The District has filed for this due process hearing to seek permission to re-evaluate the student in terms of both special education and [Redacted] education.
For the reasons set forth below, I find in favor of the District.