Student vs. Wallingford Swarthmore School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION
EXPEDITED DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: Student
ODR #01127/09-10 AS
Date of Birth: Xx/xx/xx

Date of Hearing: May 28, 2010

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing:

Wallingford Swarthmore School District 101 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086

Representative:
Catherine Reisman, Esquire
20 East Redman Avenue Haddonfield, New Jersey 08833

Timothy Gilsbach, Esquire Fox Rothschild
Suite 200 PO Box 3001 Ten Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

Date Transcript Received: May 31, 2010

Date of Decision: June 5, 2010

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

Background

Student is an elementary-school-age eligible student whose family resides in the Wallingford Swarthmore School District (hereinafter District). Student is currently placed at a private school in a neighboring state, funded by the District pursuant to a previous hearing officer’s order. The current matter concerns an expedited due process request from the Parents (hereinafter Parents) addressing the question of whether or not the Extended School Year (ESY) program the District offered to Student for Summer 2010 is appropriate.

Issues

  1. Is the Extended School Year program the Wallingford Swarthmore School District offered to Student for Summer 2010 appropriate?
  2. If the District’s Extended School Year program is not appropriate, is the Extended School Year program favored by the Parents appropriate?
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