Student vs. Troy Area School District

PENNSYLVANIA
Special Education Hearing Officer

Child’s Name: Student

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

File Number: 7630-06-07 AS

Dates of Hearing: July 30, 2007; July 31, 2007; September 12, 2007; September 14, 2007; September 26, 2007; October 13, 2007

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing:

Troy Area School District 310 Elmira Street
Troy, PA 16947-0067

Representative:

Yvonne Husic, Esq.
Husic Law Office
2215 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 35 Harrisburg, PA 17112

Sharon Montayne, Esq.
Sweet, Stevens, Katz, and Williams P.O. Box 5069
New Britain, PA 18901

Date Transcript Received: October 23, 2007

Date Record Closed: October 29, 2007

Date of Decision:1 November 12, 2007

Hearing Officer Name: Gregory J. Smith

Background

Student is an xx-year-old student who resides with her parents within the area served by the Troy Area School District. Student is eligible for special education and related services as a child with a disability who has been identified as having an other health impairment. Student developed cerebral palsy when she was two weeks old. Her cerebral palsy resulted in both fine and gross motor deficits. Student’s parents requested the present hearing seeking compensatory education, reimbursement for an independent educational consultation, reimbursement for an independent transition evaluation, changes to Student’s individualized educational program, provision of related services, completion of several independent evaluations, an inclusive program, assistive technology, and the provision of a laptop and related software.

Issues

Must the Troy Area School District provide Student with compensatory education for the denial of a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and for the denial of extended school year services?

Must the Troy Area School District reimburse Student’s parents for the cost of the independent educational consultation completed by Mr. K?

Must the Troy Area School District reimburse Student’s parents for the cost of the independent transition evaluation completed by Dr. R?

Must the Troy Area School District provide Student with the specially designed instruction and accommodations identified in the independent educational evaluation completed by Dr. K?

Must the Troy Area School District provide Student with the following services identified in the independent educational evaluation completed by Dr. K: speech and language services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vision support, and social skills development?

Must the Troy Area School District pay for the following independent educational evaluations of Student: speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and vision support?

Must the Troy Area School District provide Student with an inclusive educational program for the 2007 – 2008 school year?

Must the Troy Area School District provide Student with assistive technology support, services, and devices?

Must the Troy Area School District purchase a laptop computer for Student and/or reimburse Student’s parents for the cost of a laptop computer, including all appropriate state-of-the-art software?

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