PY vs. North Allegheny School District

PY

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

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

CLOSED HEARING

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

District:
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

BACKGROUND;

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.

Issues:

  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?
PY-North-Allegheny-ODRNo-7308-06-07-AS

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