Special Education Hearing Officer
FINAL DECISION AND ORDER
Student’s Name: S.F.
Date of Birth: [redacted]
ODR No. 16552-1516AS
Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]
West Chester Area School District 829 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380-4551
Sharon Montanye Esq.
Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams PO Box 5069, 331 Butler Avenue New Britain, PA 18901
Date of Hearing: 07/24/2015
Record Closed: 08/14/2015
Date of Decision: 08/21/2015
Hearing Officer: Brian Jason Ford
This special education due process hearing was requested by the West Chester Area School District (District) to determine whether F.F. and J.F. (Parents) are entitled to an independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense. The Parents are parents of S.F., who is a child with disabilities. For reasons explained below, I find that the District is not required to pay or reimburse the Parents for an IEE.
I note that the Parents represented themselves without an attorney. I avoid legal terminology as much as possible, and try to explain it when it cannot be avoided.
Is the District required to pay for an IEE?S-F-West-Chester-Area-ODRNo-16552-1516AS