SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
Date of Birth
Dates of Hearing
Type of Hearing
For the Student:
Charles E. Dennison, Esq.
Law Office of Charles E. Dennison 107 Rutgers Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
For the Springfield School District:
Leroy C. Thompson, Director of Special Education
Springfield School District 111 West Leamy Avenue Springfield, PA 19064
Sharon W. Montanye, Esq. Sweet, Stevens, Tucker & Katz 331 Butler Avenue
P.O. Box 5069
New Britain, PA 18901-5069
Dates of Hearing: October 10 and 20, 2005
Receipt of Transcript: October 25, 2005
Date Record Closed: November 10, 2005
Date of Decision: November 25, 2005
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers
Student is a xx year old; tenth grade resident of the Springfield School District (School District) with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a specific learning disability in written expression. Last year, he attended a private school at public expense as part of a settlement agreement between the parties. This year, the School District has proposed an educational program and placement at its public high school, with which his parents, who prefer that Student remain at the private school at public expense, disagree. For the reasons described below, I find for the School District.
Whether or not the School District’s proposed individualized education program (IEP) is appropriate with respect to, block scheduling and transition planning;
Whether or not the School District has complied with a pendent placement, or settlement, agreement;
Whether or not the School District has provided to Student a completed evaluation report; and
Whether or not the School District has authorized and behaved appropriately with respect to an independent educational evaluation (IEE).