SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
ODR #7981/07-08 LS
Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx
Dates of Hearing October 4, 2007 October 9, 2007 January 24, 2008
For the Student: Parents
Frederick M. Stanczak, Esq.
Law Offices of Frederick M. Stanczak 179 North Broad Street, 2nd Floor Doylestown, PA 18901
For the School District:
Supervisor of Special Education Scranton City School District 425 N. Washington Avenue Scranton, PA 18503-1305
Harold McGrath, Esq. McGrath Law Office
321 Spruce Street, Suite 600 Scranton, PA 18503
Date Record Closed: February 22, 2008
Date of Decision: March 7, 2008
Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers
Student contests the School District’s proposed educational program and placement, arguing that it fails to offer a free and appropriate public education (FAPE.) As an alternative to the School District’s proposal, Student’s parents have secured Student’s acceptance at an Approved Private School. Student seeks compensatory education from January 8, 2007 to the present for FAPE denial, as well as an order directing the School District to fund Student’s enrollment in the APS. For the reasons described below, I find for the Student.
- Whether or not the School District’s proposed program and placement is appropriate.
- Whether or not the School District must fund Student’s enrollment in the APS.