NM vs. School District of Philadelphia

Decision

Due Process Hearing for NM

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

File Number: 7862/07-08AS

Dates of Hearings: September 26, 2007; October 10, 2007

CLOSED HEARING

Parties:
Mr. and Mrs.

School District of Philadelphia Office of the General Counsel 440 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19130

Representatives: Nefertiti Jordan, Esq 100 S. Broad Street Suite 1515 Philadelphia, PA 19130

Kim Caputo, Esq
Office of the General Counsel, Third Floor 440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Date Transcript Received: October 16, 2007

Date of Decision: October 31, 2007

Hearing Officer: David F. Bateman, PhD

I. BACKGROUND

Student is a xx year-old eligible resident of the School District of Philadelphia (District) with a learning disability, who also receives speech and language therapy as well as occupational therapy, whose Parents requested this Hearing on two specific issues. They seek a ruling that the August 7, 2007 IEP is inappropriate and seek reimbursement for the 2007-2008 school year at the [Private] School and related transportation costs. The District alleges their program is appropriate, is the least restrictive environment, and that since it would provide an appropriate program the various reimbursements sought are unwarranted.

III. ISSUES PRESENTED

Is Student eligible for tuition reimbursement (and transportation) for the 2007- 2008 school year to the Private School?

NM-School-District-of-Philadelphia-ODRNo-7862-07-08AS

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