NH vs. Norristown Area School District

Pennsylvania
Special Education Hearing Officer

FINAL DECISION AND ORDER

Student’s Name: N.H.

Date of Birth: [redacted]

ODR No. 16241-1415KE

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]

Norristown Area School District 401 N. Whitehall Road Norristown, PA 19403

Representative:

Michael J. Connolly, Esq. McAndrews Law Offices 30 Cassatt Avenue Berwyn, PA 19312

Scott H. Wolpert, Esq.
Timoney Knox, LLP
400 Maryland Drive, P.O. Box 7544 Fort Washington, PA 19034

Dates of Hearing: 08/20/2015, 10/19/2015

Record Closed: 11/25/2015

Date of Decision: 12/14/2015

Hearing Officer: Brian Jason Ford

Introduction

[Student’s parents] (Parents) requested this special education due process hearing on behalf of their child (Student) against the Norristown Area School District (District). The Parents allege that the District violated the Student’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq. and seek reimbursement for the cost of tuition at the private school that the Student currently attends.

For reasons detailed herein, I find that the Parents are not entitled to tuition reimbursement.

Issue

Are the Parents entitled to tuition reimbursement?

N-H-Norristown-Area-ODRNo-16241-1415KE

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