RF vs. Lower Merion School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

5996/05-06 LS

File Number

R.F.

Child’s Name

XX/XX/XX

Date of Birth

1/23-24/06

Dates of Hearing

Closed

Type of Hearing

For the Student: Parents

For the Lower Merion School District:

Dr. Michael Kelly, Director of Special Education
Lower Merion School District
301 E. Montgomery Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003-3338

Lawrence D. Dodds, Esq.
Wisler, Pearlstine, Talone, Craig, Garrity & Potash, LLP
484 Norristown Road, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Dates of Hearing: January 23 and 24, 2006

Receipt of Transcript: January 30, 2006

Date of Decision: February 13, 2006

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

(Student) is a [teenaged] resident of the Lower Merion School District (School District) with attention deficit disorder (ADD), a speech/language impairment, deficits in visual processing and working memory, and a specific learning disability in the areas of written expression and math. His parents have rejected the School District’s proposed educational program and placement in its middle school, and they have enrolled Student in the Private School D. Student’s parents now request reimbursement of their Private School D tuition. For the reasons described below, I find for the School District.

ISSUE

1. Whether or not Student’s parents are entitled to tuition reimbursement for the 2005-2006 school year.

R-F-Lower-Merion-ODRNo-5996-05-06-LS

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