PY vs. North Allegheny School District


Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

Dates of Hearing: March 22, 2007 April 20, 2007 April 27, 2007


Parties to the Hearing: Parents:
Mr. & Mrs.

North Allegheny School District

Date transcript Received: May 2, 2007

Date Briefs Post Marked: May 18, 2007

Date of decision: June 4, 2007

Gerald Dambach, Ed.D Hearing Officer


Student is a xx year old grade 11 student at [redacted] High School.(High School). He is diagnosed as Emotionally Disturbed (ED) and is placed in an Emotional Support (ES) Resource Room for 10% of his school day. His ED diagnosis is based upon Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Depression. Student has had a Chapter 15 Services Plan since June 1998 (end of grade 2).

The parents requested this hearing and alleged: (1) that child find should have taken place by grade 9; (2) that Student’s IEP should include academic goals; and (3) that Student should be identified as a Learning Disabled (LD) student or also possibly as Other Health Impaired (OHI). The parents are seeking two years of compensatory education as a remedy.


  1. Should the North Allegheny School District have identified Student as exceptional and placed him in a Special education program by at least grade 9?
  2. Should Student’s current IEP include academic goals?
  3. Should the North Allegheny School District have identified Student as LD or OHI?

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