SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
DUE PROCESS HEARING
Name of Child: N.R.
ODR #7061/06-07 LS
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Date of Hearing: November 9, 2006
Parties to the Hearing:
MaST Community Charter School Philadelphia, PA 19136
Representative: Pro Se
Patricia Hennessy, Esquire
Latsha, Davis, Yohe & McKenna 350 Eagleview Boulevard, Suite 100 Exton, PA 19341
Date Transcript Received: November 14, 2006
Date of Decision: November 21, 2006
Hearing Officer: Marcie Romberger, Esquire
Student is a xx year old student who attended 10th grade at the MaST Community Charter School at the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year. Student is a child diagnosed with disabilities. On October 5, 2006, the School was informed that Student had a knife on the school bus the previous day. School officials searched Student and found a knife with a blade greater than 2 1⁄2 inches in Student’s possession. Student was suspended. A manifestation determination meeting was held and the team determined Student’s actions were not a manifestation of his disabilities. Student disagreed to the team’s finding. As a result, MaST Community Charter School asked for this hearing.