TL vs. Hollidaysburg Area School District

TL

Date of Birth: xx/xx/xx

Dates of Hearing: April 23, 2007 April 24, 2007 May 4, 2007

OPEN HEARING

Parties to the Hearing: Parents:

District: Hollidaysburg Area School District

Transcript Received: May 9, 2007

Briefs Postmarked: May 30, 2007

Decision Written: June 13, 2007

Gerald Dambach, Ed.D Hearing Officer

BACKGROUND:

Student is a xx year old Kindergarten student who has been attending [redacted] Elementary in the Hollidaysburg Area School District. He has a primary educational diagnosis of Autism and a secondary diagnosis of Speech and Language. He attended an Itinerant Autistic Support (AS) program for 90 minutes a week as well as Speech Therapy. He also received Occupational Therapy (OT). The parents removed Student from the Kindergarten program in December 2006 and placed him in a [redacted] Program for 2 days a week. 2 hours a day.

The parents requested this hearing. They allege that Student’s IEP was not being implemented and that his placement was not appropriate. The parents wished Student to be placed at the [redacted], a private school. While the parents raised the issue of implementation of the IEP, no question was raised concerning the appropriateness of the IEP.

ISSUES:

  1. Is Student ’s IEP being implemented?
  2. Is the Private School appropriate for Student?
TL-Hollidaysburg-Area-ODRNo-7401-06-07-LS

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