Student vs. Indiana Area School District

HEARING OFFICER DECISION/ORDER
CHILD’S NAME: STUDENT (FILE No. 5907/05-06 KE)
INDIANA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Date of Birth: [redacted]

Type of Hearing: Closed
Dates of Hearing: 10/28/05; 11/14/05; 11/16/05; 11/30/05; 12/2/05; 12/9/05

I. PARTIES TO THE HEARING

PARENT
Mrs. Parent

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE:

Charles Jelley, Esquire
Tremba, Moreman, & Jelley
229 South Maple Avenue, Suite 201 Greensburg, PA 15601 724-838-7600

DISTRICT CONTACT:

Mr. Patrick Scanlon
Indiana Area School District 501 East Pike
Indiana, PA 15701 724-463-8713

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE:

Christina Lane, Esquire Andrews & Price
1500 Ardmore Blvd., Suite 506 Pittsburgh, Pa 15221 412-243-9700
412-242-4377

DATE TRANSCRIPT RECEIVED:
December 14, 2005

HEARING OFFICER:
Dorothy J. O’Shea, Ph.D.

__________________
Signature: Hearing Officer

December 20, 2005
Date of Decision/Order

HEARING OFFICER DECISION/ORDER

CHILD’S NAME: STUDENT (FILE No. 5907/05-06 KE)

INDIANA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

II. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Student, a resident of the Indiana Area School District (i.e., the District), was born [ ] (School District Exhibit 1: SD 1). Student, an eligible student under 22 Pennsylvania Code, Chapter 14, was an 8th grader during the 2005-2006 school year. Student’s Parents made a due process hearing request in September 2005.

Student’s hearing initiated October 28, 2005 and continued through December 9, 2005. While the scheduling of hearing sessions extended beyond the regulatory deadline of 45 days, this Hearing Officer exercised her authority to grant all continuances at the parties’ requests, pursuant to 34 CFR §300.511(c). (Hearing Officer Exhibit 1: HO 1; HO 2, HO 3, HO 4).

IV. ISSUES

The parties agreed to the hearing issues on the record (NT 15-16). The agreed upon hearing issues, at the start of the hearing, were based on the following questions:

  •   Did the District provide an appropriate IEP for the 2003-2004 school year?
  •   Did the District provide an appropriate IEP for the 2004-2005 school year?
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