Student vs. Indiana Area School District

Pennsylvania
Special Education Hearing Officer

DECISION

Child’s Name: Student

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

Date of Hearing: September 1, 2009

OPEN HEARING
ODR No. 9904/08-09 LS

Parties to the Hearing: Parents:

School District:

Indiana Area School District 501 East Pike
Indian, PA 15701

Representative: Pro Se

School District Attorney: Patricia Andrews, Esq. Andrews & Price
1500 Ardmore Blvd., Suite 506 Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Date Record Closed: September 4, 2009

Date of Decision: September 19, 2009

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

Student (Student) 1 is an teen-aged high school senior in the Indiana Area School District (District) with autism, speech and language impairment and a specific learning disability in math. Student complains that, for the 2008-2009 school year, the District has denied a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) by failing to implement properly Student’s individualized education program (IEP). As described below, the District prevails in this case because Student’s IEP is appropriate and Student’s teachers credibly described how they appropriately implemented the IEP.

ISSUE

Whether the District denied FAPE to Student for the 2008-2009 school year?

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