QG vs. Lower Merion School District

Pennsylvania
Special Education Hearing Officer

DECISION

Child’s Name: QG

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xxxx

Dates of Hearing: May 26, July 21, July 22, 2009

OPEN HEARING

ODR No. 9860/08-09 AS

Parties to the Hearing: Parents :

School District:
Dr. Barbara Shapiro
Director of Student Services Lower Merion School District 301 East Montgomery Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003

Representative:
Sonja D. Kerr, Esq.
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia 125 South 9th Street, Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19107

School District Attorney:
Amy T. Brooks, Esq.
Wisler, Pearlstine, LLP
484 Norristown Road, Suite 100 Blue Bell, PA 19422

Date Record Closed: August 11, 2009

Date of Decision: August 24, 2009

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

Student1 (Student) is a high school student with a disability who requested the Lower Merion School District (District) to provide an independent neuropsychological evaluation at public expense. The District denied the request and requested this due process hearing to defend its own March 12, 2008 re-evaluation report (RR). Because the District’s March 12, 2008 RR is appropriate, the District’s denial of Student’s independent educational evaluation (IEE) request is affirmed.

ISSUE

Whether Student is entitled to an IEE at public expense?

QG-Lower-Merion-ODRNo-9860-08-09-AS

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