Special Education Hearing Officer
Child’s Name: RR
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xxxx
Dates of Hearing: March 3, April 29, April 30, May 1, June 4, 2009
ODR No. 9611/08-09 KE
Parties to the Hearing:
Diane Paul, Director of Special Education Pennsbury School District
134 Yardley Avenue
P.O. Box 338 Fallsington, PA 19058-0338
Ilene B. Young, Esq. Young Law Offices
50 East Court Street Doylestown, PA 18901
Gail Weilheimer, Esq.
Wisler, Pearlstine, Talone, Craig, Garrity &
484 Norristown Road, Suite 100 Blue Bell, PA 19422
Date Record Closed: July 4, 2009
Date of Decision: July 16, 2009
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers
INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Student (hereinafter “Student”)1 is a resident of the Pennsbury School District (District) who is universally described as a slow processor and who qualifies for special education services under several disability categories. Student seeks compensatory education for denial of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) between January 2007 and January 2009. Student’s parents also seek reimbursement for an independent educational evaluation (IEE). For the reasons described below, I find that Student was denied FAPE, and Student’s parents are not entitled to IEE reimbursement.
- Whether the District provided FAPE to Student between January 2007 and January 2009?
- Whether Student’s Parents are entitled to reimbursement for an IEE.