TB vs. Downingtown Area School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER

DECISION
DUE PROCESS HEARING

Name of Child: T.B.

ODR #00963/09-10 AS

Date of Birth: [redacted]

Dates of Hearing: June 8, 2010 August 10, 2010

CLOSED HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]

Downingtown Area School District 122 Wallace Avenue Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

Representative:
Craig Becker, Esquire
1288 Route 73 South Suite 301 Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

Andrew Faust, Esquire
Sweet, Stevens, Katz and Williams 331 Butler Avenue PO Box 5069 New Britain, Pennsylvania 18901

Date Record Closed: August 16, 2010

Date of Decision: August 28, 2010

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

Background

Student1 recently graduated from the Downingtown Area School District (hereinafter District), having been eligible for special education under the classification of other health impairment and specific learning disability. Student’s mother and father (hereinafter Parents) requested this hearing because they believe the District failed to offer Student a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the areas of reading and writing. The District maintains that Student was not denied FAPE.

For the reasons presented below I find for the District.

Issues

  1. Did the District deny Student a free appropriate public education in the areas of reading and/or writing?
  2. If the District denied Student a free appropriate public education, is the District required to provide compensatory education to Student and if so in what kind and what amount?

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