SF vs. Oley Valley School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

6270/05-06 AS File Number

S.F. Child’s Name

Xx/xx/xx Date of Birth

March 24, 2006 Date of Hearing

Open Type of Hearing

For the Student:

Parent

For the Oley Valley School District:

Dawn Cambria
Director of Student Services 17 Jefferson Street
Oley, PA 19547

Sharon W. Montanye, Esq. Sweet, Stevens, Tucker & Katz 331 Butler Avenue
P.O. Box 5069
New Britain, PA 18901-5069

Date of Hearing: March 24, 2006

Date Transcript Received: March 30, 2006

Date of Decision: April 14, 2006

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

Student (Student) is a [teenaged] resident of the Oley Valley School District (School District) with autism. The School District has proposed a publicly-funded private school placement for the 2005-2006 school year. Student’s parent disputes the appropriateness of that placement, contending that personnel are inadequately trained, personnel do not adhere to Student’s restricted diet, and personnel are more concerned with criticizing Student’s parent than with educating Student. For the reasons described below, I find that the School District’s proposed private school placement is appropriate.

ISSUE

Whether or not the School District’s proposed placement at a private parochial special education school is appropriate?

S-F-For-the-Oley-Valley-ODRNo-6270-05-06-AS

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