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