SP vs. Walter D. Palmer Charter School

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

Name of Child: S.P.

ODR # 15671-1415 KE

Date of Birth: [redacted]

Stipulated Facts Provided by the Parties January 12, 2015

Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]

Walter D. Palmer Charter School 910 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Representative:
Jessica Nguyen, Esquire
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esquire McAndrews Law Offices
30 Cassatt Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312

John Pund, Esquire
JLP and Associates
The Ellis House
3837 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA 19073

Date Stipulations Received: January 12, 2015

Date of Order: January 12, 2015

Hearing Officer: Linda M. Valentini, Psy.D., CHO Certified Hearing Official

Background

Student is a teenaged student formerly enrolled in the Walter D. Palmer Charter School [Charter School]. Pursuant to a Due Process Request which the Parent [Parent] filed on December 4, 2014 a hearing was scheduled for January 15, 2015. In lieu of a hearing the Parent and the School through their respective attorneys submitted the Stipulations of Fact presented below and asked that the hearing officer issue a ruling as a matter of law without conducting a due process hearing. The hearing officer agreed that this was a reasonable way to proceed given that the facts are not in dispute.

Issue

Must the School pay for the Independent Education Evaluation the Parent obtained?

S-P-Walter-D-Palmer-Charter-ODRNo-15671-1415-KE

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