SF vs. Collegium Charter School

Special Education Hearing Officer


Student’s Name: S.F.

Date of Birth: [redacted]

ODR No. 13460-1213KE


Parties to the Hearing:


Collegium Charter School 535 James Hance Court Exton, PA 19341


David Arnold, Esq.
Suite 106
920 Matsonford Road
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Megan Grossman, Esq.
1818 Market Street, Suite 2600 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Date of Hearing: July 24, 25, 26, 2013; August 3, 2013

Record Closed: August 9, 20131

Date of Decision: August 16, 2013

Hearing Officer: Brian Jason Ford

Introduction and Issues

This matter arises under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq. and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), 34 C.F.R. Part 104.4. The Parent claims that the Student was denied a free appropriate public education (FAPE) from the Charter during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. The Parent also demands placement at [a Private] School, at the Charter’s expense, for the 2013-14 school year.

The issues are:

  1. Is the Student entitled to compensatory education to remedy any denial of FAPE during the years in question?
  2. Must the Charter place the Student at [Private School] to ensure the provision of FAPE during the 2013-14 school year?

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