Special Education Hearing Officer
Dates of Hearing: January 14, 2009 & February 18, 2009
ODR Case # 9477-08-09-LS
Parties to the Hearing:
Mr. Anthony Pirrello
Montessori Regional Charter School 2910 Sterrettania Road
Erie, PA 16506
Representative: Pro Se
Ms. Jocelyn Kramer, Esquire 445 Fort Pitt Boulevard Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Date Record Closed: February 18, 2009
Date of Decision: March 4, 2009
Hearing Officer: Jake McElligott, Esquire
INTRODUCTION AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Student is a 9-year old student formerly attending the Montessori Regional Charter School (“Charter School”) who has been identified as a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“IDEIA”)1. The Charter School filed a complaint based on its perceived need to change the student’s placement, a change which parent resisted. Since the initiation of the complaint, the student has been removed from the Charter School and has enrolled in the local public school system.
For the reasons set forth below, I will dismiss this case.