Special Education Hearing Officer
Child’s Name: NB
Date of Birth: XX/XX/XX
Dates of Hearing: December 2, 2008 & January 29, 2009
ODR Case # 9331-08-09-LS
Parties to the Hearing:
Mr. Paul Schleyer
Lancaster School District 251 S. Prince Street/3rd Floor Lancaster, PA 17603
Representative: Pro Se
Mr. Jeffrey Champagne McNees, Wallace, & Nurick 100 Pine Street/P.O. Box 1166 Harrisburg, PA 17108-1166
Date Record Closed: February 16, 2009
Date of Decision: March 3, 2009
Hearing Officer: Jake McElligott, Esquire
INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Student (“student”) is an early teen aged student residing in the Lancaster School District (“District”) who has been identified as a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“IDEIA”)1. The student’s parents and the District disagree over the individualized education plan (“IEP”) and the educational placement for the student. As a result, the parents have placed the student in a private placement for the 2008-2009 school year and seek tuition reimbursement from the District.
For the reasons set forth below, I find in favor of the District.