Student vs. Western Wayne School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

5961/05-06 KE
File Number

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Child’s Name

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Date of Birth

11/30/05, 1/13/06
Dates of Hearing

Closed
Type of Hearing

For the Student:

Mr. and Mrs. Parent [ ]
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Drew Christian, Esq. Attorney-at-Law 801 Monroe Avenue Scranton, PA 18510

For the Western Wayne School District:

Dr. Lorna Johns
Supervisor of Special Education Western Wayne School District P.O. Box 500
South Canaan, PA 18459-0158

Angela Januski, Esq.
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
401 Adams Avenue, Scranton Center 4th Floor Suite 400
Scranton, PA 18510

Dates of Hearing: November 30, 2005, and January 13, 2006

Date of Receipt of Last Transcript: January 18, 2006

Date of Decision: February 2, 2006

Hearing Officer: Daniel J. Myers

BACKGROUND

Student is a xx year old, sixth grade resident of the Western Wayne School District (School District) who was identified by the School District in November 2005 with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and a specific learning disability in the areas of reading, basic math, and written expression. His parents contend that the School District should have identified, and programmed for, Student’s disability as early as September 2004. For the reasons described below, I find for the Student.

ISSUES

Whether or not Student is entitled to compensatory education for any period since September 2004 due to a denial of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE)?

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