SL vs. School Dist. Of Philadelphia

Due Process Hearing for S.L.

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

ODR File Number: 5773/05-06/AS

Dates of Hearing: 10/26/05,11/2/05,11/29/05,12/1/05

CLOSED HEARING

Parties: Parent(s)

School Dist. Of Philadelphia 440 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA

Representative:

Heidi Konkler Goldsmith, Esq. McAndrews Law Offices
30 Cassatt Ave.
Berwyn, PA 19312

Deborah Greenfield DeLauro, Esq. 440 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Date Transcript/Exhibits Received: December 6, 2005

Date of Closing Statements/Record Closure: December 12, 20051

Date of Decision: December 31, 2005

Hearing Officer: Joy Waters Fleming, Esq.

Background

Student, “Student”, is currently xx years of age and currently in the tenth grade at a private residential school, the [Redacted] School. Prior to his attendance at [Redacted Private School], Student attended [Redacted] School for ninth grade and [Redacted] School until the eighth grade. Student is eligible for special education on the basis of a specific learning disability (neurological impairment) and a hearing impairment. (FF. 1-5) This due process hearing was requested by his parents, Parent(s), “Parents”.

Issues

  1. Is the proffered IEP for the 2005-2006 offering a program and placement at the [Proposed] School appropriate?
  2. If the proffered IEP is not appropriate, are Parents owed reimbursement for Student’s attendance at the [Redacted Private] School for the 2005-2006 school year?
S-L-School-Dist-Of-Philadelphia-ODRNo-5773-05-06-AS

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