TG vs. Abington School District

PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICER
Shawn D. Lochinger, Esq., PO Box 1146, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108-1146 (Phone) 717-231-6696; (Fax) 717-238-8622; (E-Mail) slochinger@rhoads-sinon.com


DECISION

Child’s Name: T. G.
Date of Birth: [redacted]
Date of Hearing: August 18, 2011

OPEN HEARING
ODR No. 1806 / 10-11 AS

Parties to the Hearing: Parent[s]

Abington School District

Representative: Pro Se

Claudia Huot, Esq.
Bluebell Executive Campus
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110 Blue Bell, PA 19422-2323

Date Record Closed: August 25, 2011

Date of Decision: September 7, 2011

Hearing Officer: Shawn D. Lochinger, Esq.

INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

Student is [a preteenage] student (“Student”) residing in the Abington School District (“District”), who has been identified as gifted under the provisions of 22 Pa. Code §§ 16.1 – 16.65. Parents claim that the District is denying the Student an appropriate gifted education in that the District has proposed an inappropriate gifted education plan for the 2011/2012 school year by forcing the Student to take an accelerated math class at the District’s junior high building as opposed to the Student’s home elementary school location.

ISSUE

Has the District provided an appropriate gifted education plan to the Student for the 2011/2012 school year despite requiring the Student to take an accelerated math class at the junior high building instead of the Student’s home elementary building?

T-G-Abington-ODRNo-1806-10-11-AS

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